Once he's met him, the word won't be so scary."She's right.
Nobody could meet David and find him frightening in any way. After all, he's David first and foremost, and he just happens to have autism. Then again, is that fair to the guys I might eventually date? Plus, if he's gotten to know me well enough to be introduced to my kids, he'll probably know about my blogs or at least have friended me on Facebook by then.
Hannah Brown, author of "If I Could Tell You" (a book about raising children with autism) talks about how different it is being a single woman with a special needs kid in her article "Divorce After Autism: Going It Alone." Like Hannah, I'm sure there are plenty of custodial autism Dads out there. I have met and do know a large amount of single autism moms, though, and we all face unique challenges when we try to date.
I realise the moment we move in together there will be no turning back and his girl will be in my care.
If he is off to work, I’m the one to take care of his child.
You can hear them dedicating sappy love songs to one another on the radio (do people REALLY do that?
), you see them on romantic dates in restaurants, they are holding hands at amusement parks, they are strangers, they are your friends, your relatives, your work buddies.