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Autism

Including Driving in Your IEP

Posted by Brandon Dufour on Feb 17, 2021 3:40:54 PM

The topic of including Driving Skills in an IEP is one that hasn't been talked about enough. Services for people with ASD often stop at 21 years of age, and it can leave someone feeling alone and anxious. We believe that transitions programs should be including life skills such as driving in an IEP. Even if driving isn't for "right now," working towards driving is something that can help build confidence and motivation for the future. Many of our students with ASD don't begin the driving journey until their mid-20s. However, there is much that can be worked on outside of the driver seat.

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Topics: New Driver, autism, ASD, Transitions, IEP

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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