Show Notes

Discover what’s possible when love begins with acceptance. 

This week’s episode is a recording of one of our Global Autism Community exclusive events! 

The topic of this round table discussion was Dating and Relationships. Participating in this event were autism self-advocates Olivia Hops, Thomas Iland, Mary Johnston, Scott Edgar, and David Sharif, as well as community members Danielle Terrell, Ben Sharif, and Kia Burton. 

In today’s conversation, we discuss: 

  • Different ways to meet people
  • How to navigate moving from a friendship to a relationship
  • Creating a healthy relationship when one person is neurotypical and the other is neurodivergent
  • Long-distance relationships
  • Memorable dates
  • Common challenges autistic people face when it comes to dating
  • Dealing with breakups

Round-table discussions like the one you’ll hear today are open exclusively for members of our online Global Autism Community. We select a different theme each month, and our moderators monitor posts daily to ensure that our online space remains safe and respectful. If you’d like to attend and participate in any of our future events, you can sign up today at


In preparation for our upcoming 100th episode, we will not be releasing any new content next week. Stay tuned for the release of this special episode on April 1st to kick off Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month. We'll be back on our regular release schedule after that. Take this time to catch up on any previous episodes you might have missed!


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