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Learning to drive is a daunting and stressful experience even for the calmest of individuals – but much more so when you have Autism. It can also be much more important for people with Autism than for neuro-typical people as it represents the independence they often find so difficult to achieve in the rest of their lives. Many autistic people cannot cope with crowds, noisy and unreliable public transport, or even being looked at by strangers. Autistic Driving School will follow a range of young characters with autism at different stages along the journey towards learning to drive. Stories will include first lessons, new teachers, the build up to theory and practical tests and a woman who has passed her test but is too scared to drive on her own. Taking a driving test is something that everyone can relate to. It is a stressful rite of passage for all young people but even more so for autistic people with low self-confidence and poor social skills.