Hi, my son is 17. And about 6 years ago he was diagnosed with Aspergers. He is in 11th grade in school, and very smart academically. Socially he is very awkward. He does not understand social cues, and talks very "lazy". By lazy talking, I mean he cuts of his words and kind of baby talks for lack of a better word. He is a good kid, but is ALWAYS talking to himself. There are times he is talking so loud when he is out in our backyard, I can hear him plain as day when I am in the house. I do have a BIG question, my husband and I have been really struggling over this issue for the last year. How many kids out there with Aspergers have went through driver's training and got their license? Our son has very little safety skills, and that is sketchy. Some times he acts totally "normal" and other times he is definitely in his own world. So we are really scared for him if he is able to get his license. Would he be able to pay good enough attention to his surroundings to not hurt himself or others while driving? His grandparents just don't seem to understand, and our son says he does, but I don't think he does. Everyone is asking us when he is going to go into driver's training, or when will he get his license. And I just don't think it is a good idea. Am I being overly paranoid, or is it an attainable goal for him?