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John's second trip

Aisha suggests that they give the same trip another go, and John agrees. His first transport experience had some hiccups, but John is now equipped with some resources and back-up plans.

While he is more confident, John would like Aisha to accompany him and provide the same sort of support as his first trip. He is moving towards independence, but for now he will gain that independence through becoming more confident.

Click the radio buttons to move the screen along and see how John's second trip goes. When you have finished, click ‘Next' to continue.

John's second trip

As with the first trip, John plans his own trip. The difference this time is that he pays more attention to the real-time app. He still uses First Stop Transport to plan his trip, but John feels secure knowing that he can check the app to make sure he gets to the bus stop on time for the bus, and that his bus is wheelchair accessible.

Click the radio buttons to move the screen along and see how John's second trip goes. When you have finished, click ‘Next' to continue.

John's second trip

John's practice has paid off. When the bus arrives for this trip, John uses the ramp as if he's done it many time before – because he has! He also accesses his seat easily.

Also, as he gets on the bus, John tells the driver that he is going to Blacktown shopping centre, and asks the driver to let him know when his stop is approaching.

Aisha notes that John is far less anxious this time around. He is able to calmly communicate with the driver, because he is not worried about the things he became anxious about on his first trip. He is comfortable in his capability in using the ramp and accessing his seat.

Click the radio buttons to move the screen along and see how John's second trip goes. When you have finished, click ‘Next' to continue.

John's second trip

John would still like Aisha to sit with him on the trip.

Aisha typically plans to decrease her level of support on subsequent trips. For some learners, she would take the second trip as an opportunity to sit away from the learner, to aid their independence. This encourages the learner to see the training as a pathway to independence, as opposed to "assisted transport". However, given how John's first trip went, they agree that John is not ready for that yet.

Aisha sits with John throughout the trip, and points out some landmarks on the way to the shopping centre. Her goal here is to get John comfortable with the trip, the stops, and where to get off the bus.

The driver lets John know when his stop is approaching, and puts down the ramp when they are at his stop.

Click the radio buttons to move the screen along and see how John's second trip goes. When you have finished, click ‘Next' to continue.