As a teen or young adult with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), your decision to drive is an important one and one that should not be taken lightly. Driving is a vital part of one’s development, giving you newfound independence with access to your community and the world beyond.
Studies from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia shows that two-thirds of adolescents with higher-functioning autism are either interested or have already obtained their driver’s license. One-third of those with autism without an intellectual disability have their driver’s license by 21.
There is no law against driving with autism, but of course, driving is an enormous responsibility that all drivers should take seriously – and particularly when preparing for their licensing exam. Read more.