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Event Focuses on Driver’s Licenses for Teens with Autism

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For teenagers with autism, getting a driver's license can be a major hurdle to jump. Saturday at the University of Virginia, families have a chance to learn about those challenges.

The event features a presentation from two UVA researchers, who have designed a driving simulator. It's helping doctors determine whether teens on the autistic spectrum are ready to drive.

The event is designed to give families of autistic teens an overview of what researches have learned.

“What they should expect in terms of difficulties, what other families have learned from their experiences with this process that will be shared,” said Dr. Daniel Cox, director of UVA Medical Center’s Virginia Driving Safety Laboratory.

The event starts at 11 a.m. Saturday in UVA's Curry School of Education.

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