Program for Student with Disabilities

Did you know that up to 10% of the population in Canada has learning and attention-based issues? From autism and dyslexia to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the range of learning disabilities is wide and varied.

When your child comes of age to get their learner’s permit, finding a special needs driving school may be hard to find.

‍In school, children often have access to services that can help them develop important skills. However, many of these resources are only designed to last through elementary grades.

‍Once it’s time for bigger milestones, like learning to drive, concerned family members might not know where to turn. Thankfully, there are programs like ours that are designed to help.

Read on to learn more about our private driving lessons and how they can help adults of all abilities thrive behind the wheel.


Are You Ready for Driver’s Education?

‍Are you an adult living with a learning disability? Or a parent looking for a special needs driving instructor for your child? If so, you are in good hands.

‍Before enrolling in a Leep Professional driving school or driver’s education course, it’s wise to assess you or your child’s disorder and how it can affect day-to-day life.

‍Consider completing this exercise with a trusted loved one. Let’s take a look at if you’re ready for Driver’s Ed.

Judgment and Decision-Making

‍Defensive driving sometimes requires spur-of-the-moment decision making and the ability to judge a situation accurately is important.

‍Do you believe your judgment is sound and mature?

Are you able to make wise decisions at school (or work), around your peers, and at home?

Aptitude Behind the Wheel

  • ‍Do you have basic knowledge of the rules of the road?
  • Have you taken any driver education courses in the past or ever gotten behind the wheel?

If not, that’s not a deal-breaker! You just might need a Leep Professional driving instructor to get up to speed. To make the process easier and more effective, try to find a skilled adult to practice with before driving independently.

Medical/Behavioral Conditions

  • ‍Do you have a learning disability? How severe is it?
  • Do you have a medical disability or behavioral condition, such as seizures, that affects your physical movements?


It’s important to know your risks as a driver, including any medical interventions that you might require to drive defensively.

If you have a learning disability, keeping up with group-based, in-classroom instruction can be overwhelming. The same goes for online courses, which require you to maintain a set pace and use technology to complete your portion.

‍That’s where our one-on-one, private driving lessons come in.

‍Our 1-1 service packages are geared specifically toward helping drivers learn the skills and steps they need to obtain their license.

Driving School for Learning Disabilities

‍Our mission at Leap Professional Driving School is to make sure every student leaves our courses knowing how to be a more alert, defensive, and all-around safer driver.

‍If you have a learning disability, you don’t have to put your dreams of learning how to drive on hold. As long as you, your loved ones, and your healthcare provider or therapist agree that this is the right next step, we’d love to be part of your journey.

Contact Us to learn more about how our Professional driving lessons work. Start driving safely, today!