Autistic people cannot marry?

Imelda - posted on 03/09/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )

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Is it true that autistic people cannot/will not be married?

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Firebird - posted on 03/09/2011

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I'm going to say no, that's not true. Your question is asked as a generalization. Every individual person is different. Every individual case of Autism is different. While it's likely that some (maybe even many) Autistic people will not marry, I'm quite sure that there are plenty of them who already are married.

Ann - posted on 03/11/2011

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Rubbish, y not?????course they can if they find someone that will love them for themselves,

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Christianah - posted on 09/29/2013

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I found very painfull , when l saw autistic people in a home without husband. Because people put stigma on them. And not all the time they are upset. Am a worker working with this lovely people. They just needs someone to loved them whom they are.

Ruby - posted on 03/12/2011

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YES THEY CAN THEY ARE PEOPLE TOO EVERYBODY NEEDS LOVE AND THERE IS SOMEBODY OUT THERE FOR EVERYBODY SO THATS NOT TRUE

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I would assume that it depends on how high functioning he is as he gets older. I can say that I would not stay w/ a doctor that would make that kind of comment about my child though. Even if it were to turn out to be true.... I'd want a doctor willing to work w/ me and my child to reach his full potential w/out putting any limits on what he MAY acheive.

The only personal experience I have w/ this subject is my best friend's son who was diagnosed w/ Aspergers a few years ago. He's only 9 now, but I have no doubt that he will be fully capable of marrying someone when he is an adult... assuming he WANTS to find someone and marry them.

Meg - posted on 03/12/2011

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It is a spectrum disorder. It depends on where one is on the spectrum and how it impacts his ability to make choices and desicions that all adults have to make day to day and long term. Yes we all dream of our children growing up, college, marriage and grandchildren. It is hard to deal with these dreams not fully coming to be when one gets a diagnosis for there child having a disability,

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Wow! I'm really amazed at the ignorance of your doctor. Find another, more supportive, medical provider today!

Alecia - posted on 03/10/2011

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James Durbin on American Idol has autism and he is happily married and has a child whom he loves completely. autism is a spectrum disorder, therefore everyone with it is different. get a doctor who will do his/her best to give ur son the most normal future possible.

Katherine - posted on 03/10/2011

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What a crappy thing to say! Why wouldn't they? Autistic people are human just like everyone else!!!!!!!

Charlie - posted on 03/10/2011

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No that isn't true .... Your doctor is an idiot , I would get a new one he , clearly has no idea what he is talking about .

Imelda - posted on 03/09/2011

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my son was diagnosed with autistic disorder. the doctor said that he will not be able to marry and have his own family. this is why i am curious and eager to know if there are people with this disorder who got married and have a happy family life.

Johnny - posted on 03/09/2011

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No, that is not true. I suppose one's likelihood of marriage depends on where one falls on the spectrum, but there are certainly no laws (at least in civilized countries) outlawing marriage for people with autism. The man across the street from me has Aspergers and he is married with 2 kids and teaches college math. Another neighbor's daughter has quite a significant level of functional impairment and lives in a specialized group home and fears all strangers. I could not imagine her ever marrying.

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