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Managing Stimulus While Driving

Posted by Brandon Dufour on Jan 23, 2021 8:49:29 AM

One of the biggest challenges surrounding driving with Autism Spectrum Disorder is the stimulus that you can encounter from the driver's seat. While it can seem like a lot, it is all manageable, especially if you have a plan. I'll highlight some quick tips here, but recommend taking Andrew Arboe's webinar series if you are interested in a deeper dive into stimulus behind the wheel. There are 3 main senses we will focus on: touch, sight and sound. 

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Topics: autism, ASD, anxiety, stimulus

Managing Anxiety Behind the Wheel for Drivers with ASD

Posted by Brandon Dufour on Jan 22, 2021 4:56:17 PM

Traffic makes you inevitably late for your morning appointment. Loud sirens with bright lights are coming from behind you. You get out to your car and your tire is flat. Driving isn't predictable nor scripted. The only known is that these unknowns are going to happen to you eventually. In Andrew Arboe's Driving With ASD Webinar Series, he goes into great detail on how you can prepare for and create scripts for these unexpected yet inevitable situations. Here, I'll give you a few quick tips to get you started. 

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Topics: driving, autism, ASD, anxiety

Learn More About These Tips 

Talk to your family and friends about safe driving habits, and if you're without a driver's license, consider choosing one of our programs. They are easy and stress free! 

Remember:

  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens
  • Car crashes are preventable
  • Discussing safe driving habits with family and friends will help spread awareness