Inspirational TED Talks on (dis)Ability

Driving Through The Lens of Autism | Haley Johnson Bishop

Ms. Bishop takes us through an interesting study on how autism impacts driving and the challenges associated with learning the social cues of the roadway. Haley Johnson Bishop, a Birmingham, Alabama native, is a doctoral graduate student in the Lifespan Developmental Psychology Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Birmingham Southern College and a M.A. from UAB in Developmental Psychology. Currently, she is working in the Translational Research for Injury Prevention Laboratory (TRIP Lab) with Dr. Despina Stavrinos. Her research focuses on the driving safety and transportation needs of individuals with developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. She has also received several prestigious awards for her work on drivers with Autism including the Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, the Civitan International Research Center Emerging Scholars Fellowship and the Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Grant Award.