Autistics' Guide to Dating
A Book by Autistics, for Autistics and Those Who Love Them or Who Are in Love With ThemBook - 2008
For people on the autism spectrum dating is so often an elusive art form, requiring the very skills--in communication, and in social perception--that don't come naturally to them. This book presents strategies for overcoming social skills deficits and sensory issues, to make for relationship success.
Emilia Murry Ramey and Jody John Ramey, both on the spectrum, reflect on their dating experiences and provide recommendations for relationships in both the short- and long-term. Their advice includes how to choose venues for meeting people that are free from discomfiting features; coping with typical experiences in the light of sensory issues such as close proximity with a partner, eye-contact, and physical intimacy; and moving on to extended, committed relationships, co-habiting and continuing to date after marriage.
Thorough, accessible, and very encouraging, this book is a must-read for Autistic people, those who love them, and those who are in love with them.
From Library Staff
A book for people on the autism spectrum as well as those in love or relationships with them. Both authors identify as being on the autism spectrum, and their discussions and advice are based on examples and familiar situations, always in a tone of encouragement and understanding.