That said, I can't imagine that encouraging people to pause and think about how the people around them must feel is ever bad advice. Autistic people may have anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses.
It is well known, thanks in part to the film Rain Man, in which Dustin Hoffman portrayed an autistic man with startling powers of memory, that those on the autistic spectrum often have very high IQs and qualities of pure brilliance. Being disabled also doesn't absolve one of moral consequences for one's own mistakes. Part of the key to making this sort of relationship work is, it seems, to become a bit Aspie oneself. For example, imagine that you get annoyed when you tell your boyfriend about your day at work and he tries to advise you on what to do. SR Snehang Rai Mar 23, For example, he might ask you over to a sleepover with him, having completely innocent non-sexual intentions, not understanding that this would be taken as a sexual proposition by most girls. BF Bob Franklinn May 15,