For many people with disabilities, the inability to travel from place to place without assistance is a significant barrier. It impacts their ability to explore the community, interact with friends and family, and engage in hobbies. Learning to get around on their own is a key aspect of preparing to live independently.
Transportation is about understanding the available options, getting a driver's permit and license or practicing using public and app-based options, and then using transport as independently as possible. It also includes:
- Problem solving effectively if lost
- Navigating to key destinations in the community
- Using GPS or other maps to navigate to new destinations
- Understanding the rules and constraints of accessible transportation services (if available)