ADI Industry Achievement Award 2010

ADI IAA Presentation 2010On Sunday 18th April, Julia was presented with the Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Achievement Award 2010 at the ADI Federation Conference in Hinckley, Leicestershire.

Each year, the ADI Federation present this award for the most outstanding contribution to the driver training industry.

ADI IAAwardThis Award was presented for Excel Academy’s ‘Revolutions‘ Course for ADIs.


Excel on the Box!

Autistic Driving School

Autistic Driving School

Julia will soon be in a BBC3 TV programme called  ‘Autistic Driving School’  to be broadcast as part of the ‘Living with Autism’ season starting Thursday 22nd April 2010.

For this show, Julia had to be filmed with two pupils she had never taught before – one from Birmingham and one from Wellingborough.  Both these pupils have  autism.

Filming involved long and tiring schedules including going to Nottingham to film a presentation on autism at Nottingham Trent University and also part of the ‘Revolutions’ course for driving instructors – including a live panic attack in a moving vehicle to test the control of another driving instructor!

This will be shown on BBC3 at the following times:

  • Thursday 29th April at 9.00pm
  • Thursday 29th April at 11.45pm
  • Sunday 2nd May at 9.00pm.

Watch the trailer fro the show at