Driving and autism

Here is some information about autism and Blue Badges, for those of you who have caught a bit of British news about that recently:

https://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/media-centre/news/2018-07-27-good-news-blue-badge.aspx

This is a complicated matter.

A few days ago, I received an e-mail about autistic people in the state of New York not wanting marks on driving licences of autistic people, out of fear of stigmatization as driving licences also serve as ID. In most circumstances, disclosing that you are autistic at the same time serves no purpose. It could be a bit like disclosing you have aids.

In the UK, the

“DVLA has … clarified that you do not have to disclose your autism diagnosis to the DVLA if it doesn’t affect your ability to drive safely, and their online advice to drivers and medical professionals has now been changed to reflect this.” (30 Aug 2019)

Source: https://www.autism.org.uk/about/family-life/everyday-life/driving.aspx

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