The people I was with and I have a child who has autism. My partner gets pretty worried when people say he is autistic because he is not his diagnosis, he is a young man. Things have always been strenuous for us as he has his routines, his moods, and everything else. It’s strenuous for everyone to understand because they have no idea what your child is experiencing. It is even strenuous for us a lot of the time. The people I was with and I suppose he is sensitive to sounds, lights, and everything around. When the sensory circuits overload, that is when he will go into a meltdown and that’s not a pretty situation, and fortunately, the people I was with and I have developed such a routine that he rarely has meltdowns these mornings. He is getting older though and this is another worry. What if he wants to be on his own and take care of himself. He sees a therapist and she seems to think he is ready for higher level steps, love getting a girlfriend. Now we’re talking about our child who gets annoyed if the temperature control settings aren’t perfect in his room and the humidity levels aren’t balanced. He doesn’t love anything in his room to be touched or he will lose his mind. The people I was with and I worry that if he does get a girlfriend, he’s going to lose his head and she won’t understand. And I do think he could really get a girlfriend if he wanted. He has a particular charm about him and he’s particularly funny. The thing is, he takes everything absolutely literally, so you have to learn to understand him. If he gets a girl with a car, he might drive her crazy with those temperature control settings. He might even bring a portable dehumidifier with him and that might cause them to split up, in a hypothetical dating situation.