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Media Contact:Camillia M. Travia
Public Relations Specialist
April 11, 2017
One in Three Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder Receives Driver's License
A new study from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) finds one in three adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) acquires an intermediate driver's license, and the majority does so in their 17th year. The vast majority of teens with ASD who receive a learner's permit goes on to receive their license within two years after becoming eligible, suggesting that families are making the decision of whether their children with ASD will learn to drive and pursue a license before their teens ever get behind the wheel with a learner's permit. The study was recently published in the journal Autism.