According to a recent US census, this happens to at least one out of every two couples in a relationship. In my personal and professional life, I have not come across an individual adult with Autism who has never had any relationship tipping point with their partner. The day I find one, I would be very curious to know what worked for them. Most certainly it would, the question is, WHEN? And when it does, do you love that individual enough to be able to deal with it and steer the relationship through the turbulent tides onto sunny shores? If, that kind of commitment and you do not go together, you would be causing yourself a lot of pain by investing in something which might eventually fail.
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Autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning it includes people with a wide range of symptoms and functional abilities. Hence, it might be easy to assume that being on the " high-functioning " end of the spectrum doesn't present many challenges. While those with with high-functioning autism HFA are unlikely to require the same degree of support and accommodations as people diagnosed with moderate or severe autism, symptoms of HFA—which can include sensory issues, social awkwardness, and difficulties with organization and planning—can have a major impact on daily life. High-functioning autism is an unofficial term used for people who would likely have been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome in the past.
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