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  •  I was in the same position for over 20 years. (4+ / 0-)

    If you were my neighbor I'd help you. Always wished student loans were available for driving schools- wouldn't that make sense? Would you be able to bike or ride-share while addressing the license issue?
    I was happy for you when you got the job, wishing you the best!

    Stay fired up: now is the time to focus on downticket change! #Forward

    by emidesu on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 04:36:44 PM PST

    •  I do have a golf cart... (2+ / 0-)
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      which I drive short distances on non-highway roads, so I guess it wouldn't be too much of a stretch.

      I write a series called 'My Life as an Aspie', documenting my experiences before and after my A.S. diagnosis as a way to help fellow Aspies and parents of Aspies and spread awareness. If I help just one person by doing this, then I've served a purpose.

      by Homer177 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 05:46:13 PM PST

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      •  AS here-driving lessons didn't work for me, but (0+ / 0-)

        w/me spatial-visual issues part of adult diagnosis (late 40's), ymmv :-)

        Yup, even shopping carts-especially as I age. Embarrassing.

        Huge suck factor in not being able to drive, and no real public transit  here. It is severely frustrating to not be able to go about your business if you are unable to drive. It also effects my ability to make and keep friends, as if being on the spectrum isn't enough. Always fearful of having others think I am using them for rides so it is rare that I even ask, even my kids. Most people don't even comprehend it out here-not driving is unthinkable.

        Driving could work out for you and I hope its one less hurdle.

        Good luck-it's definitely worth trying, that way you know for sure.

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