Please meet Alex Springer. Alex is a 9th-grade student at Coral Springs Charter School. Alex has Autism. He is now 16 years old and like any typical 16 years old, he is excited to learn how to drive.
Have you ever thought about how students with disabilities learn how to pass a driver's test? Ever wonder how these same students get a driver's license?
Alex loves things like bacon cheeseburgers, watching movies and YouTube videos, and playing video games. If you are a fan of the History Channel, Alex could be your best friend as he is a huge history buff. He is on the cross country team and ran the 800-meter event for the school track team. This was a huge accomplishment for Alex. He loves his service dog, Serene who he helps take care of. His favorite person on earth is his Dad, Gary.
Alex is ambitious and wants to learn how to drive. Like all parents, but especially in Alex's parent's case, they are hesitant and worried about how to safely teach him to drive and allow him to gain his independence.