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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Valentine Day Twitter Chat Feb 18th 3 p.m. est - Because love doesn't come with instructions for Dating with a Disability

Easter Seals will be collection questions on Dating with a Disability, Tweet your questions using the #AskEasterSeals. The following information is shared from Easter Seals post.

Romantic Relationships with Autism

#AskEasterSeals Q&A

WHAT: #AskEasterSeals live Q&A on finding love with autism or other disabilities
WHEN: February 18, 2016 at 3 p.m. CST
WHERE: Twitter with #AskEasterSeals 
#AskEasterSeals Q&A
February is about love. We’re seeing the signs everywhere, making us confront our relationship status. Are you feeling positive about your love life but want to take it to the next level, or are you drowning yourself in a quart of ice cream as you avoid rom-coms and heart-shaped chocolates? Either way, we’re here to support you on your quest for connection as a person with autism or another disability.
We have people who have been through it all and are ready to chat with you on February 18 (with or without that ice cream), including Lindsey Nebeker from the acclaimed documentary "Autism in Love" and her husband.
Do you struggle with communication or other barriers while dating? Wonder where to go to find the right person? Curious about ways to keep the sparks flying in a current relationship?
Tweet your questions using the #AskEasterSeals tag now – we’ll collect them for our LIVE Q&A with two couples with autism who have been through ups and downs to find their perfect match. Ask your question and then check back on February 18th at 3pm to share your experiences too and see if your question was answered!


Lindsey Nebeker and Dave Hamrick
Lindsey Nebeker and Dave
  • Known For: Their fascinating love story in the recent PBS documentary “Autism In love”
  • They met at: a conference in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Lindsey is: a development specialist, musician, and disability rights advocate –writing and speaking about love and sexuality
  • Dave is: a meteorologist and public speaker, making more than 60 presentations about autism across the nation.
  • Fun Fact: They both enjoy traveling, presenting at autism conferences, and checking out exciting weather events.
Anita Lesko and Abraham Nielson
Anita and Abraham
  • Known For: being the 1st couple to get married at an all-autistic wedding.
  • They met at: their support group and it was “love at first sight.”
  • Anita is: a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist who has been working full time for 26 years. She has written and been featured in books about autism, including Dr. Temple Grandin’s “DIFFERENT....Not Less.”
  • Abraham is: a full time AutoCAD Draftsman at a large land surveying company. He, along with Anita, wants to change the world’s view of autism.
  • Coming Soon: They will be featured in a documentary by Joey Travolta's Film Company, to be released on Feb 16th!
Remember: Ask your questions about love, relationships, and autism using the #AskEasterSeals tag on Twitter before Valentine’s Day!
Looking for more love? Check out Easter Seals Love & Relationships series.
For more from Easter Seals, visit: http://www.easterseals.com/

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