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feature Samantha behind the wheel with her OT Gill Smith. a young daughter and her partner works, so is unable to help out with transport during the day. However, with childcare and other commitments, Samantha was unable to begin regular lessons until early 2017. Samantha quickly progressed with learning to drive in a variety of settings including her local area, main highways, around the busy Carousel Samantha hits the road Perth mum-of-two Samantha has recently gained her β€˜P’ plates and achieved her goal of driving independently thanks to support from the Occupational Therapy Services Group (OTSG) in Western Australia. S To prepare Samantha to sit a Practical Driving Assessment (PDA) with the Department of Transport, manoeuvres such as being able to return to a given location and parking On her first attempt Samantha was shocked but extremely pleased when she passed her PDA in September 2017. Samantha has since had her own vehicle modified, has completed 25 additional log book hours of supervised driving, and sat the amantha, who has cerebral palsy, been modified with a β€˜joystick style’ completed an Occupational spinner knob with remote indications Therapy Driving Assessment attached to the right side of the has achieved her goal of driving steeri Ήœέ‘••°Έ₯Ή‘•Α•Ή‘•ΉΡ±δ°©ΥΝЁ₯ΈΡ₯΅”ΡΌ‘Ι₯Ω”‘•Θ)‘Ι₯ٕȁ½ΥΑ…Ρ₯½Ή…°Ρ‘•Ι…Α₯ΝЁ…Ή)‘Ι₯Ω₯Ήœ₯ΉΝΡΙՍѽȁ₯±°M΅₯Ρ Έ+ŠqM…΅…ΉΡ‘„‘…́±₯΅₯Ρ•™ΥΉΡ₯½Έ₯Έ)±Ρ‘½Υ M…΅…ΉΡ‘„‘…ΉΌ)ΑΙ•Ω₯½Ύ‘Ι₯Ω₯Ήœ•αΑ•Ι₯•Ή”…Ή)ΡΌ@Α±…Ρ•ΜΈ)M…΅…ΉΡ‘„₯́‘•±₯‘Ρ•Ν‘”)ε½ΥΉœ‘…՝‘ѕȁѼ…Ή™Ι½΄Ν‘½½°Έ)₯±°₯́„΅•΅‰•Θ½˜=ΥΑ…Ρ₯½Ή…°)Ν…₯Ν‘”έ…ٕ́Ι䁹•ΙΩ½ΥΜ°Ν‘”Q‘•Ι…ΑδΥΝΡΙ…±₯„€‘=Q€ΈΉε½Ή”)‘•Θ±•™ΠΥΑΑ•Θ…Ι΄…ΉΙ•‘Ս•±•™ΠΑΙ…Ρ₯Ν•Ν•ΕΥ•Ή•Μ™½Θ±•™Π…Ήέ‘Ό₯́±½½­₯Ήœ™½Θ„•ΙΡ₯™₯•‘Ι₯Ω•Θ)…Ή­±”΅½Ω•΅•ΉΠ…Ήέ…́ɕ™•ΙΙ•™½ΘΙ₯‘ЁΡΥɹ́₯ΈΕΥ₯•ΠΙ•Ν₯‘•ΉΡ₯…°ΝΡΙ••ΡΜ°½ΥΑ…Ρ₯½Ή…°Ρ‘•Ι…Α₯ΝЁ…ΈΝ•…ɍ )™ΥΙΡ‘•Θ…ΝΝ•ΝΝ΅•ΉΠέ‘•ΈΝ‘”…ΑΑ±₯•‘•΅½ΉΝΡΙ…Ρ₯ΉœΝ‘”έ…́…‰±”ΡΌ=QŠé₯Ή…Έ=P‘₯Ι•Ρ½Ιδθ)™½Θ„1•…ΙΉ•ΛŠéA•Ι΅₯Π³Št₯±°Ν…₯Έ±•…ΙΈΡΌ‘Ι₯Ω”„΅½‘₯™₯•…ΥΡ½΅…Ρ₯ŒέέάΉ½Ρ…ΥΜΉ½΄Ή…Τ½™₯Ή΅…Έ΄)ΡΙ…ΉΝ΅₯ΝΝ₯½ΈΩ•‘₯±”Έ½ΥΑ…Ρ₯½Ή…°΅Ρ‘•Ι…Α₯ΝΠΈ)™Ρ•Θ½΅Α±•Ρ₯Ήœ±₯Ή₯…°Ρ•ΝΡ₯Ήœ°)M…΅…ΉΡ‘„έ•ΉΠ½Έ΅Ι½…έ₯Ρ ₯±°₯Έ)=QMŠé5₯ΡΝΥ‰₯Ν‘€1…Ή•ΘΡ‘…Ё‘…Μ)…ȁ½ΉΩ•ΙΝ₯½Έ…Ή•ΕΥ₯Α΅•ΉΠ$)M…΅…ΉΡ‘„έ…́­••ΈΡΌ‰•½΅”)₯Ή‘•Α•Ή‘•ΉΠ₯Έ‘Ι₯Ω₯Ήœ…́͑”‘…Μ) )4)d) 4)5d)έ•Ι”ΑΙ…Ρ₯Ν•Έ)!…ι…ɐA•Ι•ΑΡ₯½ΈQ•ΝЁѼΑΙ½Ι•ΝΜ)₯Έ•‰ΙΥ…Ιδ€ΘΐΔ؁έ₯Ρ =QM•ΙΡ₯™₯•(ΜΨ)Ν‘½ΑΑ₯Ήœ•ΉΡΙ”…ΉΡ‘”™Ι••έ…δΈ)έέάΉ½Ρ…ΥΜΉ½΄Ή…Τ)έέάΉ½ΡΝ•ΙΩ₯•ΝΙ½ΥΐΉ½΄)±₯Ή­½Ή±₯Ή”Ή½΄Ή…Τ) d) 5d)