A new dating app is aimed at the 70 million people who identify as being on the autistic spectrum. Launched on Tuesday, Hiki pronounced "hee-KEY" takes its name from the Hawaiian word for "able" and is the brainchild of year-old developer Jamil Karriem. Karriem's cousin lives with autism spectrum disorder ASD and told him he was lonely and afraid he wouldn't be able to find a romantic partner. Karriem, whose girlfriend had just left him, empathized.
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Please enter your location to help us display the correct information for your area. Autism can be diagnosed by age 2, but the average age of diagnosis is still over 4. Early screening for autism can make a lifetime of difference. Learn more and access screening resources.
Real talk: Dating is confusing. Autism is a brain disorder that affects about one in 88 young people in the U. But some common signs include having trouble with social interactions, repetitive behavior, extra-sensitivity to light, sound, smell, and touch, and emotional detachment.
Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by difficulties with social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. Autism is associated with a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Early behavioral interventions or speech therapy can help children with autism gain self-care , social, and communication skills.