Autistic Teenagers learning to Drive can be a Reality – Part 2

There’s no feeling in the world like slipping behind the wheel of a car, and having some more control over your freedom. All parents have some fear about putting their child in control of a motor vehicle, especially if that child has a diagnosis of  Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It may be more complex to […]

Autistic Teenagers learning to Drive can be a Reality – Part 1

Learning to drive is one of those milestones in any young adult’s life. It’s a gateway to independence and freedom, which most of us take for granted. It’s a dream for most 15-17 year olds to aspire to, and having a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) should not dampen that aspiration. Can a high […]

Do People with Autism Struggle with Driving? First Study Asks Autistic Adults about Real-World Driving Experiences – press release

PHILADELPHIA, June 26, 2014 – In the first pilot study asking adults on the autism spectrum about their experiences with driving, researchers at Drexel University found significant differences in self-reported driving behaviours and perceptions of driving ability in comparison to non-autistic adults. As the population of adults with autism continues growing rapidly, the survey provides a […]