The Intricacies of Dating with High Functioning Autism

Research Study

This research study sought to answer two research questions: (a) What are the perspectives of individuals with HFA as they navigate both the formation of and commitment to romantic relationships? (b) How do my experiences as therapists working with individuals with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) influence their perception of the difficulties individuals with HFA ( high functioning autism) face while navigating and forming romantic relationships? This study presents a qualitative case study that also employs autoethnographic methods via focus groups, field notes, and a journal reflection. Data analysis revealed the following themes: self-management campaigns, “I’m different than you are,” and anxiety


Published on: Jun 5, 2020 at 12:39