Driving and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evaluation and Training Methods (2 part series)

Includes a Live Event on 11/13/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)

Two part series

November 13th 1:00 pm ET - 5:00 pm ET

November 20th 1:00 pm ET - 5:00 pm ET

7 ADED Contact hours will be offered for those completing the full webinar. 

Webinar description:

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) require a unique approach for evaluation and training. This workshop will summarize the latest autism research on driving risk, types of driving errors, and clinical assessment tools. Through lecture, case examples, and hands on activities, participants will understand the challenges and opportunities for individuals with autism. Participants will learn methods to evaluate whether a new driver with ASD is ready to pursue driving and use a decision tree to decide the best approach for driver education. The workshop will also cover driver-training techniques and tools that support the learning preferences of individuals with ASD.

Education Objectives:

1. Apply research findings on ASD and driving to driving rehabilitation services|

2. Describe the challenges and opportunities for learner drivers with ASD

3. Make recommendations for readiness to drive before clients have a learners permit

4. Apply the learning preferences of the ASD population to driver training 

5. Construct a progression of lesson plans to promote confidence and success

Course Level: 


Target Audience: 

Driver Educator|DRS|CDRS


Miriam Monahan, OTD OTR/L CDRS LDI

Registration Fees:


$395/Non Members (Join now and take advantage of member rates!)


Registration confirmation and payment receipts are e-mailed to the attendee. Cancellations for webinars must be made in writing to the ADED Executive Office at least 1 day prior to the event for a full refund.  Cancellations within 1 day of the event are subject to a 15% handling fee. Refunds will not be issued for “no-shows.” Substitutions are accepted with a written notice provided that the replacement meets the same registration fee criteria. Partial refunds will not be granted. ADED reserves the right to cancel webinar events due to unforeseen/unavoidable circumstances at any time. All complaints relative to the content, instructor, facilities and registration procedures are to be directed to the ADED executive office: 200 1st Ave NW #505 Hickory NC 28601.

Miriam Monahan OTD, OTR/L, CDRS, CDI


Miriam Monahan OTD, OTR/L, CDRS, CDI, has worked in the field of driving rehabilitation since 1998. She is recognized for program development in driving and community mobility for teens with special needs, with an emphasis in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). On the topic of ASD and driving, she has been a clinical expert and consultant on several research studies, (co)authored ten publications, presented nationally and internationally, mentored driving rehabilitation specialists, and been featured in educational films. In addition, she has developed a driver training application, Drive Focus, for the learning preferences of individuals with ASD to improve identification, prioritization, and reactions to critical roadway information. She provides driver rehabilitation services for individuals with ASD and their family members among other populations. She also has a courtesy appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, at the University of Florida and an Adjunct Professor at Dominican University of California.

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