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Can someone with Aspergers join the military?

Army applicants with autism spectrum disorders are automatically disqualified, per Defense Department accession policy, though sometimes medical enlistment waivers are granted after a visit to a DoD behavioral health consultant, according to Ferguson.

Does having autism mean your disabled?

Answer: No, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) isn’t a learning disability. But it does affect learning — sometimes in ways like learning disabilities. And kids who have autism are often eligible for special education services.

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Can people with autism drive?

Note, there are no laws against driving with autism, but safety is key. Driving can be stressful and challenging in many ways; Autistic people may struggle more to adapt to the rapid change. Consider the some of the important factors and skills that are involved with driving: Social judgment.

Can a person with Aspergers learn to drive?

The answers to all of the above are YES! Any professional involved in teaching driving skills to persons with autism should always get the approval of the team in order to determine if driving is realistic for this person.

Can an autistic person become normal?

In severe cases, an autistic child may never learn to speak or make eye contact. But many children with autism and other autism spectrum disorders are able to live relatively normal lives.