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Loving on the Autism Spectrum

We’re different, not damaged.

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Dating in general can be a challenge. Whether it’s swiping right, sending someone a like, or the more traditional ways of meeting someone in the real world, we pick through lots of candidates before we find one we think might possibly be suitable.

Dating when you have autism adds a whole new layer to those challenges. Our communication…

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We don't talk enough about mental health.

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Not Weird Just Autistic

Not Weird Just Autistic

J.R. Reed is a late-diagnosed autism self-advocate who writes, speaks, podcasts, and livestreams. He’s also editor at Destigmatizing on Medium.

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