A driving license means so much more than simply being able to drive. It represents freedom and independence and is a sign of adulthood. For the average person, learning to drive can be both an intimidating and a liberating experience. For an autistic person or those with ADHD, executive functioning challenges, anxiety or other learning disabilities, driving may seem out of reach.
This webinar will be about Andrew Arboe’s driving journey and the executive functioning and sensory challenges he overcame. Andrew, a self-advocate with ASD and the founder of Driving with Autism, will share his experience going from not wanting to drive at all to being an expert behind the wheel. He will address the needs of neurodiverse teens and young adults as they contemplate becoming a licensed driver: motivation, parent and school involvement, the permit test, driver’s ed, license issues, sensory issues, disruptions, scripting, being pulled over, and driving on your own. Andrew will also focus on strategies he uses for driving and how driving has opened his world to new heights.
Materials: What Driving Has Provided to Andrew
“Risk Factors for Young Drivers” — a topic-related article by Eve Kessler, Esq., for Smart Kids with LD
More About Andrew Arboe
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