Re: Driving with Cerebral Palsy
personally I don't drive because in the city where I live I have alternative ways for moving around, but I have heard of many people that drive with Cerebral Palsy. Your country is more advanced than mine, probably you know that there are cars that have a joystick instead of the driving wheel, you can drive these kind of cars with a single arm. Sometimes people with CP react in an improper way to external noises/events, they jump suddenly, and this can be a problem: nevertheless I know a girl that drives in despite of this problems.
Driving is risky even for non disabled people, for us it can be even more risky ... but it is an excellent way to be indipendent, and self reliable. In the place where you live, do you have alternative ways for moving around? Can you move around with public transport services? At least you can try, if they give you the driving licence you can start with planning little routes around your house, and with time and practice you start making longer routes ... consider also training yourself with an electric joystick wheelchair, if you haven't one already.
Last edited by wayfarer; 09-25-2010 at 12:23 PM.