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AANE Webinar: Driving with Autism – What We Should Know, 1/13/21, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET
January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, $10.00
DESCRIPTION: The ability to drive enables more independence, but it also comes with risks. Figuring out the right time to learn to drive depends on many individual factors. This presentation will provide an overview of ASD and driving research so you will know the facts. The audience will also learn about indicators that can assist them with making the decision to pursue or not to pursue driving. If not ready to learn to drive, the presenter will share ideas of how to prepare a teen/young adult for driving in the future. In addition, we will discuss a few driving skills that can be particularly challenging for learner drivers with ASD along with some solutions. Lastly, the presenter will share resources for locating a professional who can assist with making the decision to learn to drive and if appropriate, provide driver training.
The webinar will also be recorded. The recording will be made available to registrants after the event has taken place.
WHEN: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET
WHERE: Online via Zoom
HOST: Dr. Miriam Monahan is an occupational therapist, driving school instructor, and certified driving rehabilitation specialist. She has over 20 years of experience in driving rehabilitation and is recognized for her clinical and behind-the-wheel evaluation and intervention skills. She is the founder of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Driver Rehabilitation Institute. She has served as a consultant on numerous federal projects and lectures extensively on topics related to driver rehabilitation and community mobility. Dr. Monahan is internationally recognized for program development in driving and community mobility for teens with special needs and has (co)authored numerous publications in this area.
COST: $10. Reduced price thanks to a grant from the John W. Alden Trust.
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