Greetings. I’m Cody, I’m autistic, I have a girlfriend, and I love her.
Yeah. I hear you saying it right now. There are autistics who actually want friendships? Autistics can actually feel love for others? Autistics can be in romantic relationships?
And to answer those questions: Yes, yes, and oh so definitely yes.
On one hand, it amazes me that these tropes continue to persist in the face of all manner of evidence to the contrary. And yet, on the other hand, it really shouldn’t amaze me.