Driver Education for Children with Special Needs

Driver Education for Children with Special Needs

Can children with special needs drive? Yes, and the number of adolescents driving with special needs is growing. According to research conducted at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), two-thirds of 15- to 18-year-old higher-functioning autistic adolescents are currently driving or plan to drive, and 1 in 3 autistic adolescents without an intellectual disability get licensed by age 21. Getting licensed and …

5 Ways to Help If Your Teen Is Nervous to Start Driving

5 Ways to Help If Your Teen Is Nervous to Start Driving

Most kids grow up ecstatically looking forward to the day they can start driving. Driving is a  culturally ingrained symbol of freedom and growth, and few adolescents express anything except enthusiasm to get behind the wheel as they approach the legal driving age.  While that is the case for the vast majority of teenagers, some …

Tips to Keep Your Teen Safe Behind the Wheel

Tips to Keep Your Teen Safe Behind the Wheel

https://secureservercdn.net/45.40.150.136/64o.0c4.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Podcast118.mp3?time=1600984975 Did you know parents are the number one influencer for teen driving behavior? In this podcast by the Humanity Project, we discuss ways you can take an active approach to your teen’s safe driving education while presenting safe driving tips to practice as parents. Join Jose Soto from State Farm and Melissa Branca from …

Helping Teenagers to Be Safer Drivers

Helping Teenagers to Be Safer Drivers

New drivers are more likely to get into trouble because they lack experience, but the best way to reduce the risk of a crash is to become an experienced driver. My 16-year-old grandson, who lives in suburban Los Angeles, is on the verge of getting a driver’s license and, quite frankly, I’m terrified. Driving around ...