It Was Never Just a Steak: Date Night as an Adult With Autism

Laura James, a journalist with autism, has learned to navigate the world as best she can. Going out to dinner, she says, “works best when I have a number of rules in place.” These include: knowing the restaurant well, knowing the menu well, and knowing what she’s going to order before she even gets there. But what happens when she and her husband go to a new restaurant?

Watch the video to see how a nice night out can become overwhelming for somebody with autism. Would you cope as well as Laura has learned to?

Rachel L. MacAulay

Founder at Challa & Haggis
Still learning that there’s no such thing as perfection in parenting, or in life, though I don’t stop trying. Avid reader; lapsed wanderer; reformed cynic. I believe every day should be filled with children’s laughter.

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