Monday, August 30, 2010

Dating with Autism

Laura Schumaker's guest post from Lisa Belkin's New York Times' Motherlode blog:

I took my son 23-year-old son, Matthew, who has autism, on a weekend trip to Spokane, Wash. — a quick flight from our home in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was a trip he had been obsessing about for over a year. Matthew has been fixated on visiting every state in the United States since childhood, and after studying his atlas, he figured we could hit Washington, Idaho and Montana all in a day with time for lunch at a place that served french fries and pizza.
The trouble started when we arrived at our hotel in Spokane and asked for a restaurant recommendation.
When I planned the trip to Washington, I could never have known that the hotel that I had picked was also the hotel that a team of female college lacrosse players had chosen and that they would be bouncing through the lobby in bikinis.

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