8 doctors weighed in:
Is it ok to marry a man with an autism spectrum disorder?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
"it depends if he wants to marry you.
" there are so many variables that are unknown in any marriage. Autistic people can have happy productive lives with a partner. Make sure you communicate and have realistic expectations about the future. There are adult support groups for adults with autism.

In brief: Depends
"it depends if he wants to marry you.
" there are so many variables that are unknown in any marriage. Autistic people can have happy productive lives with a partner. Make sure you communicate and have realistic expectations about the future. There are adult support groups for adults with autism.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If you love him and understand autism and now how to communicate with him..
...He is very lucky indeed, and so are you to have found love and be willing to do what it takes to make the marriage successful. When you go into a relationship (or any situation) eyes wide open and prepared and willing to do the work and understand all the ramifications, it is a very beneficial situation.

In brief: Yes
If you love him and understand autism and now how to communicate with him..
...He is very lucky indeed, and so are you to have found love and be willing to do what it takes to make the marriage successful. When you go into a relationship (or any situation) eyes wide open and prepared and willing to do the work and understand all the ramifications, it is a very beneficial situation.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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1 comment
Dr. Glen Elliott
Be aware, though, that autism has a genetic component; so decisions about having children may be something for which you should seek genetic counseling.
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