Autism Risk and Safety website 

Driving information 

Rules of the Road: Driving and ASD
The young person with high-functioning ASD faces all of the same challenges as anyone else getting behind the wheel of a car for the first time. Plus, autism may pose additional challenges, such as attentional difficulties and anxiety. Read about the experiences of these young drivers as well as some of the early research into how to support their efforts.


ALEC (Autism and Law Enforcement Education Coalition)

ALEC training helps foster a deeper understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) among public safety and law enforcement personnel.  

  • Training is available for police officers, firefighters and emergency and courtroom personnel, using curriculum and videos specific to each group.  Basic EMTs, intermediate EMTs and paramedics earn 3 OEMS hours (continuing education hours) for ALEC training.
  • Presenters are First Responders with direct knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorders through a family member. The audience hears from a colleague with personal knowledge and an extraordinary investment in the program.  The goal of ALEC training is to complement but not replace previous training and to provide additional tools to use in assessing the risk of a situation.

 To find out more about ALEC, contact Bill Cannata at BCannata@arcsouthnorfolk.org or at 781-762-4001 ext. 420 or visit our Facebook page.  
Click here to get a copy of the ALEC brochure.