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. Robert Naseef and his colleague Cindy Ariel are experts in counseling families with autistic members. They offer specific insights and advice to partners living with high-functioning autism.
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Please enter your location to help us display the correct information for your area. 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. For example, as a kid I hated being touched. Although we may have difficulties with communication, we still need you to be as open with us as possible to avoid misunderstandings. Ask us questions early to avoid issues later. Often a misconception is that people on the spectrum want to only date others who are on the spectrum.
The Challenges of Living With High-Functioning Autism
Nancy Shute. You think it's romantic. She thinks it's creepy. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption. Dating isn't easy, and it's even less so when you've got Asperger's, an autism spectrum disorder that can make it hard to read social cues.
This can be a daunting task for parents to take on, as they may not know where or how to start. Aspies face many challenges when they reach adolescence. Some of the problems your teen may face which could hinder his or her ability to date are:. Role Play - Aspie teenagers can learn a lot from role-playing the various dating scenarios that they may find themselves in. You can help your teenager learn how to ask another teenager on a date, teach them what to expect while on a date and talk about sex and other dating dilemmas.