Speed dating has many similarities to hiring staff to work with adults with autism.
Applicants speed through in record time. Some even dress up for the occasion.
Some visit with Lauren for an hour and are never seen again. Others, don't show up at all.
Some sleep over and help Lauren with one shower..... and never return.
Hungry? Help yourself. Eat a meal with Lauren and then decide she lives too far away.
Like to bowl?.... Take Lauren bowling...then stand her up the next week.
Does this sound like speed dating or many one night stands?
Lauren’s resilience in the face of all of this is amazing.
Can you imagine handling rejection this often?
Keeping it real!