Driving 101 is for EVERYONE!

Unlock your independence and gain the freedom to travel with ease. At Driving 101, we understand that everyone learns differently, which is why we specialise in teaching clients with Autism, ADHD or Learning Difficulties.

With our inclusive and supportive learning environment, you can feel comfortable and confident as you embark on your journey behind the wheel.

Liz is our amazingly calm and experienced instructor (unless the All Blacks are losing)! She will structure each lesson to cater to your unique needs, moving at your own pace. And, if you need it, we encourage support people to hop on board.

AND … we won’t just teach you how to drive and leave you to figure out the rest.

Driving 101 will work with you in your private lessons as long as required, until you feel comfortable and we’re certain that you’re ready. Then, when the day comes to apply for your license, we’ll even come with you for support!

At Driving 101, we will run through simulations of common driving scenarios, breaking them down into smaller steps to reduce frustration. If there are particular routes that you’d like to drive, we practice this over and over to build skills and confidence. All without playing AC/DC really loudly in the background!

No matter what you think your barriers are, we will break them down (calmly) and laugh (quietly!)

Discover the joy of driving, with Driving 101 – because everyone deserves the opportunity to hit the road.

Information for Learners:

  • You can do it!
  • You will get things wrong and that’s ok.
  • We can help you get it right.
  • We use visual aids to help explain things.
  • The car is a safe space.
  • We do what we can to make sure you’re not overwhelmed.
  • You’ll learn how to deal with people on the road who aren’t as good at the rules as you.
  • We can do focus training with you.
  • You might learn best by repeating things – that’s fine.
  • You might learn best by repeating things – that’s fine.
  • We can practice as many times as you need.
  • We will do lesson times to suit you, not us.
  • We can have a break. If you get stressed out, we can stop and grab a coffee or an icecream. (No more than 2 icecreams in a row!)

Information for worried parents / caregivers:

We can do this together.

We know that learning to drive is a significant milestone in life. This journey may come with unique challenges and considerations. At Driving 101, we provide support, guidance, and resources to help learners and their families navigate the process of learning to drive successfully.

Safety is of the utmost importance when learning to drive. We advocate for open communication with healthcare professionals, driving instructors and family members to ensure a comprehensive understanding of individual strengths and challenges.

Liz has trained to work with clients who have comprehensive learning needs. She doesn’t wear loads of perfume or flood the car with air-freshener.

She knows how to use visual aids to help learning, and the learner’s needs are put first, ahead of hers. Best of all, she has so much patience. (Except for when the AB’s are losing!)

If you’ve got questions, let’s talk!

Tell me what you need and I can change how you learn.