Emotions can be hard to gauge in the beginning of any romantic relationship. But for people with autism, who often struggle to interpret social cues, romance can be particularly challenging to navigate. And for some, the prospect of loving and being loved seems out of reach. I'm John Donvan, in Washington. Neal Conan is off. It is taking a huge risk to let the New York Times reveal in its pages the minute and most personal details of your love life.
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I'm now Six years ago I was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, a form of autism. Like many women, this came after the diagnosis of my son, Darragh. If it wasn't for this, I'd have gone through the rest of my life unaware of why I felt different. As a child I'd felt as though everyone but me had been given a manual on how to behave around other people. I was more comfortable around pets. Because I performed well academically and masked my anxiety, I flew under the radar.
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Unfortunately I dated and reunited with my ex boyfriend but did not accept me and my son thougjht it wasnt worth it. I am to afraid to even start to date and me and my childs father have been a part for a year and a half now I am not even sure how to date any more or if its even worth trying to find someone who will accept all that comes with me and my child if there really is n e one out there who will. I just stumbled upon your blog from the Autism Speaks FB page. I have to say that I am truly impressed!
While autistic children are the majority recipients of special attention and early intervention programs, adults and teens can be overlooked—especially when it comes to developing and exploring romantic relationships. Of course, these are general tips and may need to be adjusted based on their specific needs and preferences, and some may not apply at all. Dating people who are not on the spectrum is quite common One common misconception is that people with autism only want to date others who are also on the spectrum. This notion is completely untrue as they want to find someone to connect with that they can just be themselves around.