This free webinar is ideal for parents/guardians of children with Tourette Syndrome who are pre-teen and teen age. Driving and community mobility are important for independence and often considered a rite of passage into adulthood. However, for parents of children with special needs, knowing whether or when your child is ready to pursue driving is often a difficult question. The presenters will provide an overview of the essential skills needed for driving and discuss the potential challenges individuals with Tourette Syndrome might experience during drivers’ education and after they are licensed. Participants will also learn about how to help children develop the necessary skills for driving, a driver-training tool, and resources to support their child through drivers’ education.
Learning objectives: After completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Recognize skills needed for driving in everyday activities of daily living
- Apply a hierarchy of driving skills to help identify readiness to pursue driving
- Describe resources to help prepare and train their child to drive