Tell them !Inclusion: “hypermotivated”, sixteen disabled trainees rushes towards their navigation license
Near Montpellier, the association Les Compagnons de Maguelone supports them, a driving school in Montpellier with a social vocation offers suitable pedagogy and personal training accounts finance the driving license.A great initiative!
It’s an inner smile that breaks out.Originally from Sauvian (Hérault), Jérémie (name changed) is suffering from a light intellectual impairment, employee with green spaces to the companions of Maguelone, association which accompanies the disabled, near Montpellier, he has just obtained, via his CPF (Personal training account) What to finance the driving license at the “normal» rate, like all other aspirants to “pink paper».
“Enfin plus autonome»
Jeremiah says it with simple words.And strong."I will finally be more independent ... I will no longer depend on someone to move, go see my family in Carnon or Sauvian ...!"It looks like a victory.This is one.Since last December, he has learned the highway code."I'm trying to manage," he said."Getting the license is becoming more independent in travel, it allows you to move forward in life, no longer depend on others," agree to say Florian, Maylis, Aurélien, Manon, Hocine, Emeline, Axel and Nicolas."I want to pass the license to move when I want, go shopping, do a trip ...", explain Vanessa and Didier.“Having a car to be warm because it is on a scooter, it’s cold!» Specifies Ludovic."I want to know the highway code to protect myself when I'm on a scooter and to protect others," says Clément.
Less taboo social inclusion
The companions of Maguelone accompany sixteen trainees, of which fourteen will pass code and conduct and only two participate in an initiation to the code for a more modest project to buy a scooter or a bicycle.Michelle Lornier, their trainer of the social driving school with integration, keys to the road-a whole program-regularly comes to work.Social inclusion is less and less taboo.Itself has an individualized approach to the student.
“In the past, reports the instructor, Michelle Lornier, we had responded to the request several apprentices drivers with disabilities with dyscalculies, dyspraxies, dyscalculies, which makes their learning necessarily less easy;We were also previously intervened in an ESAT for raising awareness of road safety.There, this is the very first time that it has been done with a group with, for the purpose, the passage of the driving license.»
Pédagogie inadaptée dans auto-écoles “classiques»
Il a fallu deux ans de préparation pour monter ce projet “issu d’un travail collectif avec les éducateurs, régisseurs». Nathalie Ammour, éducatrice spécialisée au FLE (foyer logement éclaté), qui coordonne le projet aux Compagnons de Maguelone, explicite : “On a monté ce projet parce que l’on s’est rendu compte que certains salariés chez nous exprimaient une forte demande pour passer le permis et qu’ils se rendaient dans des auto-école “classiques» où la pédagogie ne leur est pas forcément adaptée.And that it was also expensive.We wanted to help them.»
To do this, the companions set out to find "the good partner, road keys, which is used to the audiences of ESAT and students who have difficulties with the French language, moreover.They have developed a whole suitable pedagogy.For our part, we have released hours of support, taken on the working time of the employees concerned, to take their code lessons on Friday morning.» Pour le financement, après des recherches, les Compagnons, ont découvert que les élèves pouvaient le faire financer via le compte personnel de formation.
Medical tests and visit
The handicap of each candidate is not a brake in itself.Already because there are prerequisites before entering training: psychotechnical tests with an approved road safety psychologist who makes a recommendation.There is also a medical visit to a general practitioner, also approved by the prefecture which gives or not the green light. “L’idée de ce projet c’était vraiment de faciliter et d’adapter l’apprentissage en terme de pédagogie», précise Nathalie Ammour.
Here, no question of wanting to copy the average success rate for the permit examination, always invariably fixed at around 50 % (on more than 1.2 million registered in 2019) but more on the model of driving accompaniedwhich leads to a quarter of the permits issued with a success rate of almost 75 %. “Nous nous situons dans le parcours de l’élève, dans son parcours de handicap», précise Michèle Lornier.The latter evokes an empathy method.
“Nous faisons beaucoup répéter ; nous reformulons à maintes reprises ; nous réexpliquons et réexpliquons encore» de sorte que l’aspirant au “papier rose» s’approprient les questions, parfois un peu tordues, il faut bien le dire, en tout cas piégeuses.“We take the time to properly define the words that can appear complicated them as shoulders, roads, etc..The secret is to work slowly.At their own pace.So that there is not too much mental charge to manage.»
“Des personnes extrêmement motivées»
Precisely, driving school the keys to the road does not put the plow before the oxen.Arriving in front of the examiner could, for some taking several years. C’est pourquoi, “nous nous focalisons pleinement sur l’obtention du Code et on ne leur demande pas de financer déjà la conduite», souligne Michelle Lornier. Cette approche plus “inclusive», n’en déplaise à un certain candidat à la présidentielle, montre aussi des “personnes extrêmement motivées pour lesquelles avoir ce permis est un rêve qui se réalise.I remember that a candidate who wanted to pass him and who called me for two and a half years;who managed by his own means to come and see me regularly in the driving school.Such tenacity and such motivation, it forces respect.»
And then tomorrow, with the automatic gearbox, the multiple driving aids (cameras and even parking assistance), up to the possible autonomous car, which knows, the driving license will undoubtedly be generalized to the'set of the population, as obvious, without klaxon.Naturally.