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17 Dec 2018, 5:04 pm

Can someone with autism become a bus driver?



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17 Dec 2018, 5:15 pm

If such a person is able to get the required commercial drivers license (aka CDL) necessary for driving a bus, then I assume they could.

Is driving a bus something you'd be interested in?


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20 Dec 2018, 4:09 pm

I'm not sure if it's related to my Asperger's or not but I have a poor sense of direction. Once I have a route to anywhere memorized I can do ok but if I have to take a detour I start to panic.



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20 Dec 2018, 5:39 pm

If someone fulfills the essential job requirements, yes.

According to Wrong Planet, many austics claim to be bad at driving or not have a driver's license

But that is correlation versus causation

The world contains a lot of bus drivers

The world contains a lot of autistics

Certainly, the two groups contain at least one person overlap

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20 Dec 2018, 10:22 pm

If there are no problems between being on the spectrum and wanting to work in the field of public transportation, then yes only if one meets the essential job requirements.


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11 Jan 2019, 7:30 pm

I personally couldn't do it
But you should go for it I'd you think you can handle multitasking and speaking to customers



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11 Jan 2019, 7:38 pm

Roses for Autism has found that people on the spectrum are capable of all sorts of jobs, including being a delivery driver. They set up a company that has all sorts of jobs. Farming roses, running the web site, harvesting the roses, making flower arrangements, taking orders over the phone, putting together the new coat rack...