Driving and access to transportation services contribute to individual development by enhancing access to community activities, employment opportunities, and social relationships.
On this page, you will find resources tailored to support autistic individuals for:
- Driver Training for those looking for behind-the-wheel training and experience;
- Transportation Training for those looking to learn how to safely navigate public transportation and rideshare services; and
- Transporation Services for those looking for transportation to and from appointments, social activities, and more.
Learning how to drive is a big step for any individual. It’s one of many choices individuals with autism make as a part of the transition to adulthood. Below are local and national resources for specilalized driver training from individuals and organizations who are experienced supporting autistic drivers.
TED Talk: Driving through the Lens of Autism
CHIP Research Institute: Autism and Driving
A-METROPOLITAN DRIVING SCHOOL LLC
ALWAYS FIRST DRIVING ACADEMY
CAPITAL DRIVER REHABILITATION CONSULTANTS DRIVING SCHOOL
DRIVING WITH AUTISM
WOODROW WILSON REHABILITATION CENTER
Public transportation and rideshare services increase access to community resources and services. The following organizations assist individuals with learning how to safely and effectively use these services.
GRTC TRAVEL TRAINING PROGRAM (Ages 15+)
There are a growing number of transportation services in our area designed to support autistic adults and youth with accessing education, employment, medical services, and recreational activities. The following organizations are trusted service providers in our community.
SafeHome’s Guide to Rideshares & Public Transport Safety
A PLACE FOR US, LLC
804-215-4340 ext. 408
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY ACCESS ON-DEMAND
GRTC CARE / CARE PLUS
GRTC CARE ON-DEMAND
MRS. C’S KIDS TRANSPORT
PRECIOUS CARGO CHILD TRANSPORT LLC