People living with an autism spectrum disorder still desire friendships and relationships. However, people who have disabilities often have trouble forming relationships for a variety of reasons.» learn more
Individuals living with autism crave and deserve to have relationships of all kinds, from friendship and dating to marriage and parenthood. Just like all other aspects of life, resources and supports exist to help those with autism navigate these phases of life.
Many individuals with autism spectrum disorder do get married, but like everyone else, sometimes relationships end. This section discusses the laws, as well as offers advice, support resources and more.» learn more
Individuals with disorders on the autism spectrum may find it difficult to engage with people with whom they would like to be friends. This social relationship can be very important in people’s lives, and there are many ways to learn about starting, maintaining and building long-lasting friendships.» learn more
So many people with disabilities dream of getting married, but like everyone else with the same dream, challenges can arise. Resources include real-life stories of individuals with developmental disabilities on their paths to marriage.» learn more
Full inclusion and supporting self-determination for individuals with autism also encompasses intimate relationships. Having a full understanding of how to discuss and prepare for all facets of a sexual life is part of keeping the promise of full inclusion.» learn more