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Driving with Autism: 25th Annual Texas Autism Conference-
August 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CDT
Autism and Other Communication Impediments: What Does the New Texas Driver License Code Mean to You?
The “Driving with Autism” initiative was developed by a mother fearful for her son (HFA) driving and the challenges he certainly would encounter if pulled over by an Officer of the Law. After 2 years of working with Texas DPS, the “Driving with Autism” initiative is now leading the country by increasing law enforcement understanding of ASD and other non-aggressive mental disorders through live training, videos, a new Texas DL/ID restriction code, marketing materials and a proposed statewide ‘coding’ system. Founder and CEO of Aspergers101, Jennifer Allen, discusses the behind-the-scenes journey, what lies ahead and how this rapidly-growing initiative may affect you.