Tuesday, April 17, 2012

On Love and Autism: The Couple Speaks Up

In mid-March, we announced the latest installment of our Reading Club, on “Navigating Love and Autism” by Amy Harmon. While we’ve addressed love and intimacy before, and offered readers the opportunity to chat with a Reading Club article’s writer, this time, the young couple who are the subject of the article kicked off our comments.
Jack Robison and Kirsten Lindsmith are both living with Asperger’s syndrome. The article, which appeared on the front page of The New York Times in December, is a candid account of their struggles with the disorder, with social situations and even with each other.
In having them open the discussion, and holding readers to the rules of the Reading Club, a great conversation developed.

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