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Kartläggning av transportsituationen för barn med autismspektrumstörning
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4790-7094
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2001 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

The transport situation for children with autism-spectrum disorders is

unknown in an international,

as well as in a Swedish context. In order to investigate it , questionnaires

from 1,631 parents with

children suffering from autism-spectrum disorders, such as Asperger syndrome

and autism, were

analysed. The results showed that almost three out of four parents were

worried when their child

was transported by school transportation or by the Special Transport System

(STS). Transports in

the family vehicle caused worry among almost half of the parents. Transport

adaptation to this

particular group of children with disabilities refers merely to

implementation of knowledge and a

specific, well structured, approach among the drivers towards the children

during the ride, rather

than to a physical/mechanical adaptation of the vehicles. The parents’

worries were justified by the

fact that the children were not transported according to general safety

recommendations. Moreover,

it was common that the children were transported with unfamiliar drivers, as

well as with unknown

passengers. These examples show that lack of adaptations for children with


disorders cause unnecessary problems among them and cause worries among their


Furthermore, these examples constitute unnecessary obstacles for the

childrens transport mobility.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI rapport 469 , 2001.
VTI rapport, ISSN 0347-6030
Keyword [en]
Sweden, Swedish, Child, Adolescent, Disabled person, Passive safety system, Use, Responsibility, Questionnaire, Attitude, Anxiety, School transport, Bus, Taxi, Safety belt, Seat, Knowledge, Traffic regulations
Research subject
Road: Vehicles and vehicle technology, Road: Vehicle interior safety; Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Road user behaviour
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6337OAI: diva2:675212
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