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One good friend whom I trust implicitly (and someone who has a disabled child of her own) suggests I not tell a future dating partner at all."Just let him meet David, then explain that he's a child with autism.
The School of “Sooner” To be up-front about your child’s autism, whether it’s mentioned on your dating profile or in the first few telephone conversations—or even the first meeting—is, to some, a way to “weed out” the unwilling or unable.
For a certain subset of us, our kids are so severe, there is no sitter available. Here is a summary of our exchange: Me: Can you elaborate in a way that would want me to engage? Mom: I have a 15 year old son, who is severely disabled. That being said, because of his disabilities, my life is unique. In order to do so I will need to share some graphic details. My son has severe, nonverbal autism, debilitating obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar mania, two inoperable brain tumors, severe epilepsy and possibly schizophrenia.
I made a commitment to him years ago that I would ALWAYS insist he is treated with dignity. He will never be able to speak, but he understands everything that is said. When regulated, he can communicate with an i Pad, yet he always makes his wants known, even without the i Pad.
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