Participants were asked: “Would you date a person with disabled children?
” The majority (63%) claim they are ready to take on the responsibility of caring for the child. They had enough trouble dealing with their own divorces.” The geography of participants was as follows: from the USA – 88%, from Canada – 2%, from Britain – 4%, from Australia – 2% and from other countries – 4%.
She now works as a consultant to help other families of autistic children learn how to treat the condition through play therapy.
Becoming a parent presents us with challenges we’ve rarely been able to plan for, but what if your child is disabled or has special needs? But after you’ve been there for a while and you catch your breath, you look around….
Jane Stooks, 43, of Clifton, near Bicester, said potential partners were scared off when she revealed her nine-year-old son George had severe autism.
Ms Stooks, who divorced George's father three years ago, said being a single parent could be difficult under any circumstances, but was made extra tough for those with children needing extra care.
"No one has ever been derogatory but they say 'It must be hard' or 'It must be tough' and you don't hear from them again.
Ms Stooks, who launched the website last week, said: "I, as a single mother, was fed up of that initial thing of explaining to anyone I met on other dating sites that I had a special needs child.And from that point of view positive responses of the participants are quite favorable.” Meetville, a leading mobile dating service, regularly conducts research among its users. S., Canada, Britain and Australia answer hundreds of questions every month. If you are interested in research on a particular topic, please contact us.Any reprint of the material should be followed by clickable links to the survey. He's a fact of life and a part of my life and I wouldn't trade him, or his sister for the world. But I'm going to be dating a lot more soon (well, hopefully I am...) and I don't really know whether I should talk about my disabled kid or just talk about my kid and mention his disability at a later time. Oh, please, don't for one minute think he's my dilemma, because he's not.One good friend whom I trust implicitly (and someone who has a disabled child of her own) suggests I not tell a future dating partner at all.