This guest post is by Autism Speaks staffer Kerry Magro, a motivational speaker, best-selling author, and one of the first TV talk show hosts who’s on the autism spectrum.
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You may ask yourself if they are on the autism spectrum.
If you know the signs, you'll be better equipped in knowing how to react and behave in certain situations.
Kerry in 2014 wrote a book called Autism and Falling in Love based on his experiences trying to find love on the autism spectrum. When I started dating at 18 I had NO idea how to talk to people, let alone women.
Many of the people I dated had good intents, but they may not have understood some of the quirks that people on the spectrum like me may have. Ten years later as a 28-year-old adult, I embrace affection.
There has been tremendous advance in medical science and research related to autism.
Understanding Your Boyfriend Better Dealing with Differences in Communication Being a Team Community Q&A Autism, known clinically as Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD, is also sometimes referred to as Asperger Syndrome or PDD-NOS. Some autistic people face extra challenges in romantic relationships, while others eschew them altogether.
Read up on these and find out as much as you can about the particular autistic condition of your partner.
Usually with more information comes hope or at least awareness about what to expect and how to cope with the condition as it will affect your personal lives.
However if you have met someone you really like but who is on the autism spectrum, go through the following tips and then decide if you would like to give the relationship a chance.
Read up If you have just started dating an autistic person, the first thing to do is to be well-informed.