Background: Driving is a central activity of daily living in the Western way of life, promoting autonomy and social participation. Learning to drive is a particularly important challenge for people with disabilities. The Driving School of the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Capitale-Nationale (CIUSSS-CN) offers an adapted driving learning program for people with an intellectual disability, an autism spectrum disorder or a physical disability. After several years of existence, the Driving School aims to better understand the profile and journey of its users in order to continuously improve the services offered.
Objectives: This partnership research project had four objectives: (1) to describe the profile and journey of users of the CIUSSS-CN Driving School program; (2) document the link between cognitive functioning and program success; (3) assess driving status and behaviours after the end of the programme; and (4) explore the program’s contribution to user self-determination and social participation.
Funding: This partnership research project was funded by the Intersectoral Inclusive Society Initiative