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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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AQ-43 (32-50 indicates a strong likelihood of Asperger syndrome or autism).
EQ-14 out of 80
Rdos: Your neurodiverse (Aspie) score: 173 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 39 of 200
You are very likely neurodiverse (Aspie)


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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.

Silly NTs, I have Aspergers, and having Aspergers is gr-r-reat!


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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...