Strive to Drive – November 2019
Can you believe we’re only a few weeks away until we welcome a brand new year? Neither do we! Before we get to that, check out our highlights for the month of November!
Drivers with a Disability Demo Day 2019
It is being held on the International Day for People with Disabilities on December 3rd from 1-3 pm for two hours of conversations, observations, food and drink and learning new points of interest to assist more people with a disability to drive and gain access to the community.
Limited spots available so do register now by clicking the button below:
Never stop learning
The team from Williams OT (including 4 driving instructors not in the photo who had to dash off for lessons) were at Autism SA or professional development and training.
We will now qualify for the Autism Friendly Charter so look out for us on the Autism SA website in the near future.
We learned a lot and we will be implementing some wonderful initiatives for clients with Autism in the very near future.
Thank you, Nikki, your knowledge was super helpful and you tailored it beautifully for our participant’s needs.
Are You Our New Team Member?
Our team is growing! This is your last chance if you are a qualified driver trained OT to join our team. If you want to join a company where culture is king, where you get rewarded for effort, and be part of a family, and driving is your passion then we want to hear from you. Click the button below to find out more:
Or, if you are not driver trained but wish you were, have 2 years OT experience, and you wish you could come and work at Williams OT, then watch this space. If we don’t find the right candidate that is already qualified in the next 2 weeks, we will be offering a traineeship position starting in the new year. If this sounds like you, and you want to get in early, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We recently presented at the ILS seating series at Henley Beach, South Australia, Australia. What a location for a workshop!
We presented our vehicle mods for people in wheelchairs. Check out the photos below:
More exciting news
Something new for any Driver Trained OT that follow Williams OT ?
Brad CEO and clinical lead for Williams OT is launching a coaching service!!! ??
The coaching service is specific for OTs that have completed their training to become a Driver Trained OT and are feeling a little lost, underprepared or overwhelmed. It is a mentor program to help them build clinical knowledge and skills in the real world of practice.
The mentoring is also for OTs that potentially gained their qualifications a while back and now want to upskill to offer another string to their bow, but it has been a while and they want a hand to make sure they are doing it right.
It is not for everyone, we know that. But Brad gets many queries from Driver Trained OTs who are feeling lost and out of depth. Now he wants to help those people in a more formal and productive manner.
Does this sound good for you? All you have to do is click the button below:
Specialised Driving Instruction – What is it and How can it be Justified?
There are driving instructors and then there are driving instructors. Then there are specialised driving instructors. What makes a specialised driving instructor? Click here to read more…
Staff of the Month: Meet Brad
Brad is the CEO of Williams Occupational Therapy (Williams OT), an Occupational Therapy Practice specialising in driver assessment and training for drivers with a medical condition or disability.
Brad opened Williams OT in 2011 after managing the Occupational Therapy driver assessments department at the Repatriation General Hospital (Repat) from 2008 to 2015. This experience was invaluable and developed his skills in assessment and offered him an opportunity to learn from leading industry experts.
Brad’s first profession was as a Baker. He worked in small bakeries and large kitchens until ultimately the industry risks and hours associated made him chose another career. The background helped him understand hard work and passion, small business, and creative flair.
Brad and his business, Williams OT, are award winners in occupational services and have been featured on Today Tonight. Brad is passionate about creating the best possible outcomes for disabilities to increase their freedom and independence through driving.
Brad Williams is now the director and CEO of a growing company that is taking his original vision of helping drivers with a disability in a more comprehensive manner, and expanding this to be the best driver assessment, rehabilitation and vehicle modification company across Australia for those with a disability who strive for independence.
Some interesting articles for you
- Simulator versus traditional training: A comparative study of night driving training
- Dementia and Driving: A shared journey of enabling person-centred decisions
- Older Drivers’ Differential Performance across Hazardous Scenarios
- Is it safe to drive after oral surgery?
- Drivers’ visual scanning behaviour at signalized and unsignalized intersections: A naturalistic driving study in China
PS: Don’t forget to download our latest e-Book Williams OT Ultimate Guide to Maximising your NDIS Plan! Click the photo down below to download!
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