Navigating Love and Autism

9 Jan

If you haven’t already read it, Navigating Love and Autism, is worth your time. It is an article by Amy Harmon of the New York Times.

When I first saw the pictures from the article I though, “Hey, I know these guys!” It took me a minute to realize I know them from the series “Autism Talk TV” (the best TV on TV) with Alex Plank (if you don’t know Alex Plank, maybe you know his site: Wrong Planet)

I’ve been hoping to get the time to do a good piece on the article. In my delay, Seth Mnookin has done better than I could. Mr. Mnookin’s first piece is The New York Times’s incredible piece on the lives and loves of two adults with Aspergers” and the second is “SciWriteLabs 7.1: The New York Times’s Amy Harmon on neurodiversity and writing about autism is an interview with the author.

If you are a parent and your reaction is, “those aren’t the experiences of my kid”, I’d encourage you to check it out.

Besides, how can you stay away from a New York Times article with the following correction:

Correction: December 30, 2011

An article on Monday about Jack Robison and Kirsten Lindsmith, two college students with Asperger syndrome who are navigating the perils of an intimate relationship, misidentified the character from the animated children’s TV show “My Little Pony” that Ms. Lindsmith said she visualized to cheer herself up. It is Twilight Sparkle, the nerdy intellectual, not Fluttershy, the kind animal lover.

One Response to “Navigating Love and Autism”


  1. Autism Blog – Navigating Love and Autism « Left Brain/Right Brain | My Autism Site | All About Autism - January 10, 2012

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