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Tags: Autism | autism | love | relationships | wedding | all-autism

Couple Saying 'I Do' in First 'All-Autism' Wedding

Couple Saying 'I Do' in First 'All-Autism' Wedding
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By    |   Friday, 11 September 2015 12:34 PM


It's usually difficult for anyone to find that one special person to love, but for people who have autism, it's much more difficult.

Autism affects 1 in 68 American children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the condition is more common in boys — about 1 out of 42 compared to 1 in 189 for girls.

The condition, which is characterized by difficulty communicating and difficulty understanding non-verbal clues such as facial expressions, can make dating much more daunting for those on the autism spectrum, which includes Asperger's Syndrome.

Still, many autistic people dream of love.

Anita Lesko and Abraham Talmage Neilson have both been diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum, and they're inviting you to their wedding.

Lesko and Neilson, who met at an autism support conference two years ago, are getting married at "Love & Autism: A Conference with Heart" in San Diego on September 26. They are inviting the general public to help them celebrate.

Not only have Kesko and Neilson been diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum, everyone in the wedding party, from the groomsmen and bridesmaids down to the flower girl have autism, reports takepart.com.

Even the harpist and the person who is baking the cake have autism.

“There is a devastating myth that individuals on the spectrum are not interested in creating meaningful relationships,” wrote Dr. Jenny Palmiotto, founder of the Love & Autism conference.

Autistics are much more likely to be bullied than others and excluded from social events. In fact, their wedding will be the first one either Kesko or Neilson have ever attended.

Kesko and Neilson want to change how others view autism, and want to show the world that people with autism can also have happy endings.

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It's usually difficult for anyone to find that one special person to love, but for people who have autism, it's much more difficult. Autism affects 1 in 68 American children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the condition is more common in...
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