Autism In Love

Autism In Love

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:30pm - 11:30pm

Four adults at different places on the autism spectrum open up their personal lives as they navigate dating and romantic relationships. 

In Autism in Love, airing Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 10:30 p.m. on WXXI-TB, four adults at different places on the autism spectrum open up their personal lives as they navigate dating and romantic relationships. Eye-opening, first-person portrayals show that despite many challenges faced by those with autism, love can find a way. Through these stories, we see that autism isn’t a one-size-fits-all disorder, and just like neurotypical people (those without developmental disabilities), those on the spectrum also experience the complexity, heartache, and joy that all come when making a romantic connection. Autism in Love was acclaimed as “affectionate but clear-eyed” by The Hollywood Reporter.

Through first hand accounts, Fuller is able to dispel false preconceived  notions of autistic individuals having difficulty with expressing emotion. Viewers are taken along a journey as Lenny, Lindsey, David, and Stephen dive into the trials and tribulations of love head first. This moving piece tackles the concept of romance through a much broader scope, breaking down barriers of labels and differences.

This film is part of Dialogue on Disability, a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies designed to stimulate community dialogue about the perspectives and abilities of people with physical and intellectual disabilities. During the week-long initiative, which runs January 8 through January 14, 2018, WXXI presents special programming on TV, radio, and at the Little Theatre.

Dialogue on Disability is made possible through support from the Fred L. Emerson Foundation. The partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies is supported by the Golisano Foundation and Move to Include, a project designed to build a more inclusive community by inspiring and motivating people to embrace different abilities and include all people in every aspect of community life.

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