Driving Safety: Asperger's and Autism

Driving Evaluating and Enhancing Driving Skills of Individuals with Asperger's and High Functioning Autism

This work explores the use of virtual reality driving simulators to train and evaluate driving skills of teens with Asperger's and autism. This study explores the maturing/developing of executive functioning, driving safety and general risk taking. The simulator has already been used to effectively teach teens with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder to drive more safely.

PI: Daniel J. Cox, Ph.D. Professor, Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences; and Internal Medicine, University of Virginia
Co-I:  Ronald E. Reeve, Professor, Curry School of Education;  Director, Clinical and School Psychology Program, University of Virginia