Jerry Newport received his diagnosis of Asperger syndrome in 1995. He’s since become devoted to helping people understand what life is like for adults with autism.
A renowned author and tireless autism advocate, Jerry wrote the groundbreaking book Your Life Is Not a Label in 2001. Shortly after, Jerry founded the autism support group AGUA in Los Angeles. Jerry and his wife Mary were featured in 60 Minutes reports in 1996 and 2004. Jerry, in tandem with Mary, authored the best selling autobiography Mozart and the Whale: An Aspergers Love Story.
Jerry has driven professionally for over 45 years. Join Jerry as he offers advice on Autism and the Decision to Drive!
Autism and the Decision to Drive Digital Video describes and illustrates a wide variety of factors to consider when making the decision to drive, including sections on:
- Focus & Good Driving Habits
- Ability to Stay Alert
- Where Do You Live?
- Choosing the Right Instructor
- Independence Skills
- Following the Rules
- Having Autism Can Help!
- Can Autism Get in the Way?
- Patience is a Virtue!
- Eliminate Distractions
- Social Considerations on the Road
- Planning A Trip
- Driving as a Career
- Keep Auto Documents Current and Easy-To-Find
- Keep Your Car Clean
- In Case of Emergency
- Autism Info Cards
- Medical Considerations
- People Are Watching!
- Safe Interactions with Police
- Managing the Sensory Environment
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