Single parents dating kids with disabilities

09 Dec

I'd love to hear from any of you in my situation (or who have experience with friends in this situation).

I love my kid, but autism is a scary word to most people, until they've met someone like my David.

As a single parent, dating may not always be at the forefront of your thoughts.

Taking care of children, a home, and working is enough to keep anyone so busy that the thought of going out may be just too much.

Helping the cause was Jack Eyers, a personal trainer and fitness model who stripped down in the Scope advertisement below, spoofing a famous Levi’s jeans .

Eyers, 25, was born with a rare condition called Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency, which affects his limbs’ growth.

You should remove this horribly inaccurate and insensitive post. This post may reflect possibilities for the less severe special needs situations, but it’s actually offensive to minimize the situations you clearly know nothing about. I asked this poster for more information about her situation, and why romance, sex and love is out of the question. Does romance have to mean full-time, traditional marriage- or something that works for both parties? I didn’t know who I really was until he was in my life. I am truly lucky and privileged to have him as my son.

One good friend whom I trust implicitly (and someone who has a disabled child of her own) suggests I not tell a future dating partner at all.

"Just let him meet David, then explain that he's a child with autism.

If you live with autism, you know how “exciting” life can be!

I choose to use the word excitement as a way to look on the bright side.