Autism in Love

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Autism in Love
Directed byMatt Fuller[1]
Produced byMatt Fuller, Carolina Groppa[1]
Written byIra Heilveil[1]
Music byMac Quayle[1]
Edited byAlex O'Flinn[1]
Release date
  • 2015 (2015)
CountryUnited States

Autism in Love is an American documentary film released in 2015.[1]


The film follows four adults with autism, focusing on love and adult relationships, and for two of the people, their relationships with their parents.[2]

Dave and Lindsey, who both have autism, have been romantically involved for eight years. At the end of the film, they decide to get married.

Lenny is a young adult who lives with his single mother.

Stephen has been married for over 20 years. The film shows his struggles with his wife's terminal illness.


The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2015.[3]

It was also part of the PBS series Independent Lens in 2016.[4]


The Huffington Post called the film "touching".[2] The Daily Beast called it "bracingly intimate" and said that it "raises questions about love and life that strike a universal chord and have nothing to do with being on the [autism] spectrum."[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Autism in Love - Documentary about Romance on the Autism Spectrum - Independent Lens". PBS.
  2. ^ a b Crum, Maddie (20 April 2015). "'Autism In Love' Shows How Complex Romance Really Is". Huffington Post.
  3. ^ a b Shire, Emily (15 April 2015). "What We Can All Learn From Autistic People in Love". The Daily Beast.
  4. ^ Bonos, Lisa (January 8, 2016). "Love on the spectrum: How autism brought one couple together". Washington Post.