Leah will also explain the different ways of handling online dating: how to build up a “baloney detector” to recognize when you’re being lied to; how to approach the first “real life/meet-space” meet-up; and how to maintain a relationship or break it off safely and confidently.
irsten Fitzpatrick doesn't know when her husband is mad, sad, frustrated or irritated unless he specifically says so.
That's why the Santa Clarita, California-based mother-daughter duo launched Spectrum Singles, a dating and social media site "created BY people on the spectrum FOR people on the spectrum," in January.
"Many of my nonautistic friends did not understand some of the difficulties I faced with overwhelming sensory environments," Cantu said.
"I was aware that I was 'different' and was made to feel ashamed because of it," she told The Huffington Post.
Fitzpatrick was diagnosed with autism in her 30s, which she considers a turning point. Now, the 37-year-old and her husband of 14 years have the information and tools necessary to make their relationship work.
What one person with autism struggles with doesn't necessarily hold true for another.