The Police Traffic Stops program addresses the need to put drivers with autism, and law enforcement, at ease during traffic stops and other interactions and increase safer driving behaviors.
Teens looking to drive can start a driver’s education course as soon as they turn 14 years old – but they must wait until they are 15 years of age to be eligible for a learner license. As teens transition to adulthood, getting around on their own is a big step toward independence.
The interactive sessions will engage drivers with ASD and police officers. Each session is a maximum of ten individuals with autism, ages 14 and up, and one parent/caregiver. Sessions include classroom training to review traffic laws, safety rules, and standards to keep the driver, passenger, and other drivers on the road safe, traffic stop role play, and tour police vehicles.
THIS IS NOT A STATE-REGULATED DRIVER EDUCATION COURSE.
For immediate assistance, contact Hope For Three, 281-245-0640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more, view our community partner, KPRC’s recent interview and article: Getting to know officers better.
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