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Drive Fit - Drivers Education for teens and adults on the autism spectrum

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Drive Fit is a great training tool for everyone that wants to learn drive. And, the driving tours are a great way to learn a new city. Drive Fit is particularly well suited as a training tool for people with cognitive issues such as Aspergers Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.

Like most of us, people with cognitive issues need to get around for work, school, and social activities. Although people with cognitive challenges may have average or above-average intelligence, their unique learning style may keep them from being able to learn to drive through traditional driver’s education programs.

Drive Fit is the latest tool based on the work of Miriam Monahan an Occupational Therapist  that specializes in helping people with cognitive challenges (such as Traumatic Brain Injury, ADHD, and Returning Combat Veterans) learn to drive. Her previous tools are used by OTs to help aspiring drivers learn to focus on critical roadway information while ignoring all the unnecessary, non-critical things that might be going on.

For the first time, Drive Fit takes this specialized knowledge out of the clinic and makes it available to everyone on an iPad.