Dating marriage and autism a personal perspective


There is hope, and lessons learned over time and from others can make the journey easier.

Our son was age three at the time, and his father was traveling out of town on business.Despite the many challenges, and at times heartbreaking pain, I cannot imagine life without my Joey. I have learned several lessons since that day, and each day brings a new lesson in how to help him grow.Each day also brings new insight for me as a parent, including where I need my own personal and spiritual growth.A recent study identified 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) as having autism spectrum disorder.(1) In the United States, most individuals are familiar with the disorder because of the high likelihood that they know someone with autism.As I explained in an earlier article on my personal experiences with AS: If life in a society is a game (and make no mistake about it, it is), having Asperger’s forces you to play while learning two-thirds of the rules as you go along, even as everyone else knows them instinctively … Of course, one of the twists of having AS is that you tend to develop an outsider’s perspective on social rules in general, and the world of dating is no exception.

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