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Find Meetups about Asperger Syndrome and meet people in your local community who share your interests. It can be difficult to determine the level of compatibility of a potential friend or partner on the spectrum through methods of conventional social media and online. For the sake of my sanity I've taken to online dating recently, though the results have I dreaded the concept of meeting with someone with the express purpose of What do you think is the best thing about dating an Aspie?.

The person can be admired for speaking his mind, even if the comments may be perceived as offensive by others, due to his strong sense of social justice and clear moral beliefs.

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There can be an appreciation of her physical attractiveness and admiration for her talents and abilities. They can be the victim of various forms of abuse.

Children will need guidance from a speech pathologist in the art of conversation, and strategies to improve friendship skills throughout the school years from a teacher or psychologist. The lack of peer guidance, group discussion, and practice will inhibit the development of relationship skills. The education ranges from improving knowledge on dating etiquette and dress sense to learning ways to identify and avoid sexual predators.

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A valuable strategy is to have a socially perceptive friend or relative meet a prospective date to determine whether the person appears to be of good character, before developing a relationship. Young adults will need encouragement and opportunities to make acquaintances and friends. This can include joining a hobby or interest group that is associated with a special interest, such as attending a Star Trek or Dr Who convention, or it may involve an application of a talent, such as having a natural ability with animals and joining an animal protection group.

There can be opportunities to make friends at community activities such as a local choir or adult education classes. This can provide an opportunity for a professional to address the group and provide discussion and guidance in relationships.

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Such groups also can be an opportunity for relationships to develop between group members. I have noted that adults who had clear signs of autism in early childhood that is, significant language delay, learning difficulties, and avoidance of social situationsand who in later childhood progressed to a description of high-functioning autism, are often less motivated to seek a long-term relationship. They are more likely to be content with solitude and celibacy and having acquaintances rather than friends.

A sense of self-identity and personal value is achieved by having a successful career and being independent. Temple Grandin is a well-known example. Jennifer explained her rationale: They are content not to be swept away by the cultural belief that marriage or a long-term relationship is the only way to achieve happiness. There also can be a more liberal attitude to sexual diversity such as homosexuality and bisexuality, and a rich fantasy life and sexual imagery. There may be less concern regarding age and cultural differences in a relationship.

Please rate the helpfulness of this article: See IAN's section on Adults and Teens with Autism for articles about employment, independent living skills, college, health care, driving, and personal relationships. IAN's series on adulthood, including independent living skills and college, begins with Coming of Age: The Guerilla Aspies Handbook: But what makes Wady laugh?

The science fiction conspiracy theory film Vaxxed [about an alleged cover up of the link between vaccinations and autism] is really funny. It helps if you bother to come up with more than one argument apart from an insider who is clearly on script. Making up stuff is not big and clever, no matter how many gullible parents you can find. Anything with a bit of sincerity and depth to it that is not crude.

Wady is keen to share the meaning.

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The entire event created an autistic space on campus and everyone liked it. No one talked about disability. Three of us are the core team, Alain English and Annette Foster and I, but others want to join in, which is great. The couple met through internet dating and the first stage of their relationship was fiery and fraught.

To Sarah, Keith was 'a puzzle'. He'd plainly state that their blissful weekends were enough for him, that he'd never live with her or even move nearer.

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Sarah frequently found him selfish, cold and distant. Keith found Sarah hard work, demanding and 'screechy'. Ultimately, only one thing allowed them to start again from scratch - they uncovered the reason for Keith's 'insensitivity', his aloofness, the fact that he could see no future with Sarah nor seemed to want one: Keith has Asperger's syndrome AS. Such a late diagnosis is not uncommon. Asperger's - a developmental condition that falls within the autism spectrum - was identified more than 60 years ago but became a standard diagnosis only in when it entered the World Health Organisation's diagnostic manual.

As a result, the majority of adults with the syndrome almost certainly grew up without knowing they had it. Estimates vary enormously as to the prevalence, but one in people is thought to be on the autism spectrum, and it is more common in males by a ratio of nine to one.

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People with AS normally have above-average intelligence but great difficulties with empathy, communication and social interaction. People with AS struggle to understand the unwritten social rules that help most of us act and speak appropriately. They find it hard to decipher figures of speech, facial expressions and tones of voice, and are frequently but unintentionally concise and literal to the point of rudeness. Since the 'real world' becomes an extremely stressful place, many retreat into their own safe haven of routine, solitude and obsessive special interests.

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Today AS is likely to be recognised in a child, and his school will be told he needs special support. Twenty years ago, however, he'd be the 'geek' who didn't quite fit but was left to get on with it.

And that struggle has continued into adulthood. For someone with AS, the minefield of relationships, marriage and parenthood can be the hardest part of all.

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Louise Corbett manages the National Autistic Society NAS helpline and confirms that more calls are coming from couples who have recognised Asperger's in their relationship. There's no way around it: Asperger's can be very hard to live with. Her surveys and questionnaires from the past decade suggest that 75 per cent of such couples seek counselling. Any research will tell you they're the key ingredients for a successful relationship. Bypassing the enormous challenges involved in chatting someone up, it allows you to make a checklist and then select according to criteria.

Although many people with AS are unemployed or underemployed, others are at the top of their profession.