Dating for parents with autistic children

The assumption is made, often without the speaker realising, that since the autistic person is looking away in silence, they must not be listening.

If your child -- or the child of a close friend or relative -- has just received a diagnosis of autism, you are probably feeling baffled and overwhelmed.

I lie with him under the covers, rubbing or patting his back (if he lets me).

This can go on for five minutes to hours, until he falls asleep from exhaustion.

Today, I’m going to share some habits that I’ve seen in a wide variety of contexts: some of them in my career in education (mainstream and special), some of them from people dealing with me as a man with Asperger Syndrome, some of them I’ve seen in the form of internet comments, and so on.

Although often done unknowingly- hence the article title- these habits have the potential to do harm.

Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in early childhood.

It is 10 o’clock on a snowy morning in east London, and the wind section is warming up – Mozart, Brahms and Ibert are on the bill.

Ibrihim, a chubby-cheeked six-year-old sitting in the audience, is excited.

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.

If you are in a relationship with an autistic person, you may be wondering how to deal with some of the things you have encountered.

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