DVLA U-turns on autism disclosure policy after uproar

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has reversed its decision to force people with autism to disclose their diagnosis, even if it does not affect their driving.
The DVLA apologised and amended its advice after the Guardian reported on its surprise change in policy on Sunday. But despite the change, many people with autism said they were still confused and angered.
“In our attempt to clarify the advice for drivers with autism spectrum disorders we’ve clearly muddied the waters and we’re very sorry for that,” said a DVLA spokesperson. “We have amended the advice on GOV.UK for both drivers and medical professionals which make it clear that a driver who has an autism spectrum disorder only need tell us if their condition could affect their driving.”