Monday, February 28, 2011

Autism and Sex

Laura Shumaker from the San Francisco Chronicle's blog once again raises the questions that so many families struggle with.

I was at Barnes and Noble yesterday and overheard a little girl of about 4 ask her mother this question:
"If you have the egg in your tummy, how does Daddy help it hatch? Does he have to sit on you?"
Ah, the early days of "the talk". I remember them well. The questions sneak up on you when you least expect them and you need to be ready introduce the topic without falling apart.
Helping a child with autism comprehend the topic of sex is especially tricky,(at least in my experience), so much so that many parents hope it will never become "an issue".
Today, my friend Lindsey Nebeker, a young woman with autism, shares her perspective about love, sex and autism. Her story was recently featured on ABC.

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