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One-third of teens with autism acquire driver's license, closely following eligibility

May 17, 2017

Although only one-third of teenagers with autism spectrum disorder acquire an intermediate driver’s license, 90% of those who did acquired their license within 2 years of becoming eligible for their learner’s permit; this time line indicates that teenagers with autism and their families may be making decisions about driving before obtaining a permit rather than during the learning process.

“For teens on the autism spectrum, the decision to pursue a driver’s license is one of several milestones that other families might take for granted. Independent means of transportation contributes to other long-term opportunities, such as post-high school education or employment and being socially involved and connected within their community,” Benjamin Yerys, PhD, from the Center for Autism Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, said in a press release. “ASD can affect decision-making, information processing and attention to varying degrees, and we need to understand what resources, specialized instruction, and other supports might be helpful for teens and adults with ASD who are considering or preparing to drive.”

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One-third of teens with autism acquire driver's license, closely following eligibility

May 17, 2017
Although only one-third of teenagers with autism spectrum disorder acquire an intermediate driver’s license, 90% of those who did acquired…

In the Journals

Low-income children with chronic conditions at risk for significant costs without CHIP renewal

May 12, 2017
Low-income children with chronic conditions and their families could experience drastic cost increases for health care as much as

Meeting NewsPerspective

Tracking devices reduce wandering frequency, risk among children with autism

May 8, 2017
Tracking devices using radio, Bluetooth or GPS technology significantly reduce the frequency and associated risks

In the JournalsPerspective

Parent-mediated intervention helps infants at risk for autism

May 1, 2017
Parent-mediated intervention within the first year of life may reduce the severity of autism prodromal symptoms and enhance parent-child dyadic…

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