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Autistic Woman With Down Syndrome Shares Life With Husband, Who Also Has Autism

An autistic husband and wife talk about their relationship in an interview.

Navigating life as an autistic woman with Down syndrome isn’t always easy, but it’s more fun to do with a loving husband, wife, or spouse by your side. Luckily for Charlotte, she fell in love with an amazing guy who’s head-over-heels for her, too! Riley, just like his wife, is autistic. Special Books by Special Kids, an interview channel on YouTube, spoke to the pair about their relationship.

This couple met over the internet when Riley saw Charlotte’s speech on disability rights at the UN. After chatting online and over the phone for months, Charlotte traveled to visit her boyfriend in person. When Riley visited her in England six months later, he proposed!

In their interview with Special Books by Special Kids, the autistic husband and wife shared some of the things they loved most about each other. Charlotte praised her husband’s kindness, good looks, and height, while Riley said that he loved spending time with his beautiful wife. It was also Charlotte who motivated her spouse to finish school and follow his career dreams.

When asked to rate his happiness on a scale from 1 to 10, Riley gave himself a perfect score.

“Because I’m married to the woman who’s right for me, and I have a good life,” the man explained. “I didn’t always, but I do now.”

An autistic husband and wife talk about their relationship in an interview.
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Sometime in the future, this autistic husband and wife are hoping to have kids. In the meantime, they’re focusing on their studies and careers.

“I always want to grow old with Riley because he will always look after me and I will always look after him,” Charlotte said.

What a beautiful marriage these two have! We wish this couple many more years of happiness together.

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