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Icky

511d

my doctor is going to refer me to a driving school for autistic people (in the spring). im very excited but panicked about it. i only can drive straight, with my shoes off.

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    • gatoraid

      510d

      !!! shit I didn't know that was a thing!!!! /pos that's so great agggg!!!!! I wish you luck!!! I "failed out" of my driving school since I had a meltdown the first class and couldn't manage the 1 on 1 with the teacher so my permit expired ages ago, I have to look into this I hope I can find something like that near me!!! <3πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›

    • Emo_Enby_99

      510d

      Wait that's a thing!?

      • Icky

        509d

        @Emo_Enby_99 yes! my high school wanted to get me involved back then but I wasn't mentally ready to drive. my doctor and I are hoping i can get a spot sooner rather than later. internet trends have made resources for disabled people a lot harder to come by

    • Bre19

      510d

      I'm so happy for you! This is such an amazing step in life!

    • gatoraid

      510d

      !!! shit I didn't know that was a thing!!!! /pos that's so great agggg!!!!! I wish you luck!!! I "failed out" of my driving school since I had a meltdown the first class and couldn't manage the 1 on 1 with the teacher so my permit expired ages ago, I have to look into this I hope I can find something like that near me!!! <3πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›

    • dandelion_flower

      511d

      Ee! That's super exciting! I'm happy opportunities like this exist and are more and more common for people with special needs. I might look into that more for myself. I wish you luck if you decide to do it, that sounds amazing. Don't be too nervous about driving, it'll get a lot easier once you get the hang of it!

      • IceGoddess

        510d

        @dandelion_flower I don't know about that last part. The older I get the harder it is. Because of stress, overwhelmingness, sensory input.

        • dandelion_flower

          510d

          @IceGoddess Driving is a skill! Just like art or playing an instrument, with practice, it'll get better. Everyone feels a little nervous about it at first but eventually you may feel more confident in your driving. Sometimes it takes a few months or even a few years to get the hang of it, and that's okay. As long as you're doing your best, and using your blinker/indicator lol.

    • IceGoddess

      511d

      I have been driving for over 10 years.... The shoes stay off πŸ˜‚

      • Icky

        511d

        @IceGoddess I'm just happy it's legal in my state. I NEVER EVER take my socks off unless im bathing, but I can't wear shoes if im trying to drive. I need to be able to feel the pedals on my feet

        • IceGoddess

          510d

          @Icky I drive barefoot and have shoes in the car to put on when I get to my destination. Most of the time it is slip-ons for easy. I also drive with both feet. Just makes me feel safer to feel the pedals against my feet.

    • Ash.G

      511d

      Hopefully it works out. My province doesn't have those.

      • Icky

        511d

        @Ash.G that is unfortunate. I actually didn't know there was such a thing until my doctor brought it up

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