The social dating community is geared toward singles on the autism spectrum. Despite a proliferation of dating websites and apps like OKCupid and Tinder , one mother and daughter felt the world of online dating was missing something — a community for singles on the autism spectrum. The duo, who hail from Santa Clarita, California, are both on the autism spectrum. They told BuzzFeed News that they were disappointed that online communities for autistic individuals were created and run by non-autistics. We wanted to create a website that brought together people on the spectrum for dating and friendships, but also be able to differentiate people s spectrum traits, Cantu told the website. April is National Autism Awareness month , celebrating the growing community of diagnosed autistic individuals in the United States.
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A new dating app is aimed at the 70 million people who identify as being on the autistic spectrum. Launched on Tuesday, Hiki pronounced "hee-KEY" takes its name from the Hawaiian word for "able" and is the brainchild of year-old developer Jamil Karriem. Karriem's cousin lives with autism spectrum disorder ASD and told him he was lonely and afraid he wouldn't be able to find a romantic partner. Karriem, whose girlfriend had just left him, empathized.
Any relationship requires communication to work. However, being clear in your communication about how your autism could interact with a potential relationship can help you build a solid foundation from which a beautiful connection will grow. No two people experience autism the same way.
Sometimes there is a stigma attached to autism , but there need not be. Autism presents personal challenges for those diagnosed with it. There are varying degrees on the autism scale. Some have a sort of invisible disability.