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AANE Webinar: Driving with Autism – Five Things Your Driving School Won’t Teach You, 6/21/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

06/21/2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, $25

Register now and watch this webinar live or later on-demand.  See below for details.

DESCRIPTION: Driving schools cover a wide range of topics, such as traffic laws, road signs and traffic signals, road safety rules and more. Driving lessons may start out in a parking lot, progress to  local roads, then highways, and crowded city streets. There are even specific driving school services that help parents supervise their teen’s or young adult’s driving practices.  Not a lot of research has been done on what’s the best way for autistic individuals to learn how to drive or to cope with some of the ongoing challenges of driving.   In this webinar, we take more of a “grassroots” approach.  We know what helps autistic individuals learn to drive and be successful at it, because we are those individuals.    Most driving schools aren’t usually equipped with an autism-friendly curriculum, so this webinar outlines five things that driving schools forget to teach, but are essential to the driving success of autistic driving students:

  1. Identifying & Tapping into your Motivation
  2. Understanding the Financial Realities of Driving
  3. Coping with the Unexpected & Managing Anxiety
  4. Managing Sensory Overload
  5. Handling Police Interactions & Safety  

During the last 20-30 minutes of this webinar, attendees will be able to pose questions to the speaker, via the Zoom chat feature.

SPEAKER: Andrew Arboe: Founder of  Driving with Autism

Andrew specializes in helping autistic drivers and their families pursue driving as a transportation option. Andrew Arboe found a career path with driving, because of his personal experiences learning how to drive, while autistic. Lack of transportation means that people can’t access employment and education, and lack of driving resources for people with autism and research on driving with autism continues to hamper access to transportation for autistic individuals.  This is the reason that Andrew offers “Driving with Autism Workshops.”   Andrew knows that he cannot speak for everyone’s experience, so he embraces the idea of going over tips and concepts to help new drivers create their own roadmap on driving. Along with his workshops, Andrew offers online consulting to new drivers and parents nationwide, and actively collaborates with professionals and driving schools to improve the driving experience for autistic individuals. He believes having people learn about self-help can make a major difference in their lives, then waiting for an invisible force to make things better.

AUDIENCE: This webinar is intended for adults who are or who suspect they are on the spectrum, parents, other family members, and partners of individuals on the spectrum, as well as professionals who support individuals on the spectrum.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET – This webinar will be recorded. If you are not available during the live presentation, registrants will receive the video link to access the recording of the presentation two business days after the session ends. Registrants can access the recorded presentation for 30 days.

WHERE: Online via Zoom

HOST: Michele Cantara, Neurodiversity Training Specialist, AANE

COST: $25 (AANE offers discounted admissions using the buttons below)

REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered you will receive a confirmation email. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours prior to the event. Early registration is highly recommended as many programs fill quickly.


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  • “Open” events/groups may have different participants joining from session to session and “Closed” events/groups have the same participants for a set number of sessions.

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Michele Cantara, AANE