Travel and transport
- Free bus passes
- Driving or riding a motorbike
- Travel support for autistic young people
- Apps for people with autism
- Organisations that can help support you
If you want to be independent, it's important for you to have ways to travel. This could mean going to school or work, going to the doctor, or hanging out with your friends.
You can apply for a bus pass for free travel when you reach the female State Pension age (whether you're a man or a woman), or if you have certain disabilities. This gives you free travel on most local bus services in England between 9.30am and 11pm weekdays and all day at weekends and on public holidays. In Plymouth you can also use it on Park and Ride services.
If you are interested in driving a car or riding a motorbike, it is important to read the driving and medical conditions page on the GOV.UK website. This page provides information on the requirements that must be met before you can obtain a license to drive or ride.
Days out: planning your day
It's important to think ahead when you are organising a day out with an autistic person.
The National Autistic Society has produced a guide that covers planning ahead, evidence of disability, eating out and the National Key Scheme.
If you are looking to book a place to stay, then you might find the following links useful. Each website has the option to customise your search so you can find the perfect place for you and your family. Other websites may offer more appropriate services for your needs, as this is not a complete list.
Although not specifically travel-related, the following apps can help people with autism and could make your journey easier to manage.
Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND (PIAS)
Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND (PIAS) provides information, advice and support relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) for parents, carers, children and young people within the Plymouth Local Authority area.
Phone 01752 258933
- Independent Living
- Keeping your home clean
- Managing your money
- Travel and transport
- Staying safe
- Housing options explained
Plymouth's Local Offer is organised into four main categories covering the following age ranges:
- Early years (0 to 5 years old)
- Primary (5 to 11 years old)
- Secondary (11 to 18 years old)
- Preparing for adulthood
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