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Is autistic kid likely to be able to drive?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Naomi Zilkha
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Autism
Austism is a huge spectrum. Many children with autism are highly functional and will end up as very successful adults, thriving independently including being able to drive.
. However, those that are low functioning may never be able to drive. It's impossible to predict without more information

In brief: Autism
Austism is a huge spectrum. Many children with autism are highly functional and will end up as very successful adults, thriving independently including being able to drive.
. However, those that are low functioning may never be able to drive. It's impossible to predict without more information
Dr. Naomi Zilkha
Dr. Naomi Zilkha
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Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Great Question Maybe
If this is an autistic kid who has no speech, it is unlikely he can pass driving tests and would not be safe in a situation where he need to talk.
Often people include asperger's disorder and often they can learn to drive and be excellent.

In brief: Great Question Maybe
If this is an autistic kid who has no speech, it is unlikely he can pass driving tests and would not be safe in a situation where he need to talk.
Often people include asperger's disorder and often they can learn to drive and be excellent.
Dr. Joan Kinlan
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
In brief: Maybe
Very mild asperger type cases maybe, more severe unlikely.

In brief: Maybe
Very mild asperger type cases maybe, more severe unlikely.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Frank Gaskill
So depends on your child. Many Aspies are excellent drivers. Depends on gross and fine motor skills as well as attention and mood controls.
Dr. Frank Gaskill
A good psych eval would answer this question as well.
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