Wednesday, 22 July 2020

11 Ways Social Distancing Rules Have Affected My Autistic Boyfriend

woman and man sat down, he is leaning his head against hers and she is holding his beard

*Disclaimer: I am not autistic but my boyfriend is and wanted me to discuss this topic on his behalf

COVID-19 has certainly changed the way we live, and with lockdown lifting the virus is still a massive concern to me and my boyfriend. Ian was officially diagnosed as autistic after an array of assessments two years ago, but even without the piece of paper, we knew. He just wanted to have proof for, in his words, 'to explain the way I am'.