This is what it’s really like to have an autistic child
Somewhat Amanda

Yes. Every yes, ever. That’s how I feel about this article.

A small note from someone who married an autistic woman (smartest damn thing I ever did, I tell ya), your daughter just might find romance out there some time. It wouldn’t be such a strange thing, and if she comes across someone whom she’s attracted to, and who gets her (something we all look for, no matter who we are), then there’s no reason it can’t work out.

The reason I say this is that romance, and especially sex, are too often erased from disability narratives, whether biographical or fictional, and reality just doesn’t reflect that. That needs to stop, because disability doesn’t stop the urge toward closeness and the comfort of love, nor does it curtail the urge to have sex.

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