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Supporting partner with autism

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Tammyjane33
Tammyjane33 Community member Posts: 764 Pioneering
I am 35 and have a partner who has autism. I was wondering if there was anyone out there who is in a similar situation. ❤️
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  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,650 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks for posting @Tammyjane33, and for telling us a bit about your situation. 

    I'd be interested to hear from other members whether they have any insight or experience to share here. 

    how is your partner managing with his autism?
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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Tammyjane33

    Thanks for reaching out to us. I always appreciate how much courage it must take to reach out. 

    I am not currently in a similar situation but I have been previously. I am autistic myself and I have also been in a relationship with someone with autism. 

    Do you have any particular questions you would like to ask?  :)
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  • Tammyjane33
    Tammyjane33 Community member Posts: 764 Pioneering
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    @L_Volunteer thank you, I was just wondering if anyone had any experience having a relationship with someone who was autistic. If you ever need to talk I'm here 
  • Libby_Alumni
    Libby_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,251 Pioneering
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    Hi @Tammyjane33 :)

    Thank you for your question - I don't have personal experience of dating anyone with autism, however, I think this article could be quite useful for you. The article is written by an individual with autism and they are giving their perspective on relationships and dating etc :) 
    It might be able to offer some insight from their perspective too and help answer some of your questions. I hope it helps and if you have any other questions, please let us know :)

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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Tammyjane33

    Yeah, I do indeed have personal experience with being in a relationship with someone with autism. It had its ups and downs, just like any other relationship. I think the most important thing to remember is that everyone with autism is different and identifying their strengths, interests, and triggers is a key part of that. I am always here for you too if you need anything!   :)
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