Getting around

So I came across this article the other day over on Facebook entitled “Transportation is Key for People with Disabilities in America” and I must say while I agree with their interpretation of the study mentioned in the article (for which there is a link), I was also shocked to see that St. Louis is ranked 6th.

As a user of public transportation myself, I would say that I think the ranking of St. Louis would fall quite a bit if it had included transportation. I enjoy using it but the service itself can in my opinion be quite daunting and I say that because of my son.

My hope would be that WalletHub go back and do this study again, this time including transportation. For parents like myself, as well as, for kids like my son. Their future just might depend on it.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

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Autism & driving

Besides guardianship, special needs trust, ABLE accounts, and a million other issues, driving is something that I’m really hoping one day that my son will be able to do. Reading this article by Holly Robinson Peete over at Huffington Post,  only adds to my hopes and fears but none the less, I will continue to march along.

The article is entitled “Autism And Police: My Plan To Protect My Driving-Age Son (And Yours)“. Here’s hoping that driving is one skill my son will master, along with all the other skills that go along with it.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

Autism & driving

Okay, this article on autism and driving doesn’t talk about my son’s issues, but it still begins for me a discussion on what is one of biggest issues regarding my son and that is transportation. As someone who doesn’t have a car myself and uses public transportation, I really hope one day he will be able to drive.

The article is entitled “If Your Autistic Teenager Is Afraid to Get Behind the Wheel” by over at The Mighty. What I’m hoping to do is to start him driving at our local go-kart track, a place called Pole Position. He loves NASCAR and even though he’s seventeen, he still thinks he will one day race cars. I’m just hoping it will get him started driving period. Here’s hoping.

Sincerely-

         

Autism Librarian