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Ten Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Autism and Romantic Relationships
10 things I wish people knew about dating someone who has autism
Asperger's syndrome no longer exists as a discrete diagnosis. Today, people with the symptoms of Asperger's receive an autism spectrum diagnosis assuming they choose to seek a diagnosis at all. Level 1 autism spectrum disorder or "high-functioning autism" are often used instead of Asperger's. It can be difficult to manage marriage to a person who has a hard time with social skills, interpersonal communication, empathetic understanding, or flexibility of thought.
There is no official diagnosis called "mild autism," yet the term, along with "high-functioning autism" is still used in some cases. What exactly do people mean when they use this term? Back in , "infantile autism" was defined, in all cases, as a severe and disabling disorder.
Oh, please, don't for one minute think he's my dilemma, because he's not. He's a fact of life and a part of my life and I wouldn't trade him, or his sister for the world. It is what it is and we're doing OK. But I'm going to be dating a lot more soon well, hopefully I am One good friend whom I trust implicitly and someone who has a disabled child of her own suggests I not tell a future dating partner at all.