A Feature Length Documentary
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Autism in Love follows the story of four adults with an autism spectrum disorder as they search for and manage romantic relationships.
Lenny, a 22 year-old native Californian, has been struggling to come to terms with who he is and accept autism. This label has been one of the biggest hurdles for him to overcome and has made meeting girls and dating seemingly impossible. As a young man, he’s beginning to have strong sexual desires and impulses, and he’s not quite sure what to do with those.
Dave and Lindsey have been together for 8 years. Like most committed couples, they’ve been in different places at different times during the course of their relationship. Now, they have finally reached the point where they need to align themselves as individuals so they can unite as a strong couple ready to enter a marriage successfully.
In the twilight of his 20-year marriage, Stephen and Gita are going through the biggest challenge of their relationship when it’s revealed that Gita has been battling ovarian cancer for a few years. Although Stephen is the participant most profoundly affected by his autism, it is clear to see that their love for each other is as real as it gets.
These heartbreaking and brave individuals round up the ensemble cast of Autism in Love as they take audiences on a journey that urges them question and reevaluate their own ideals of what it means to love and be loved.
Meet The Team
Director / Producer
Dr. Ira Heilveil