Making advanced driving and riding accessible to all

Sheffield Advanced Motorcyclists Annual Photograph Competition 2020
Dennis McCann

A guide to help IAM RoadSmart groups adapt their driving and riding coaching to support the different needs and learning styles of neurodiverse people taking their advanced driver or rider course has been published. The guide, released during Neurodiversity Week (16-20 May),  has been written by training specialist and member Denis McCann and is now available to groups via the group management dashboard in the resource’s sections for groups, observers and examiners. 

Neurodiversity is the recognition of people who think differently or have a brain chemistry that means their brains work differently. This can include conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, autism and Asperger’s, Tourette’s, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), among others.

Denis, a retired fire officer and passionate motorcyclist, holds the IAM RoadSmart Masters with Distinction, the highest civilian driving qualification. He is a National Observer for his local group, Wiltshire and Bath Advanced Motorcyclists.

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