both me and partner are autistic - should we have children


So both my partner and I are high functioning and have been together for 7 years now and have a dog together and have babysat before all without a problem so are mentally and physically fit to look after a child.

As however we are both autistic and there is a genetic correlation, what is the likelihood of us passing this on? also is it more likely that a child of two high functioning people will also be high functioning or will it mean that the child will not be as high functioning as us?

Are there any studies or reading material for this?

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  • Just wanted to point out where both partents are not autistic (NT) can and do have children that have autism.

    If worried about  giving you child autism because you have it, dont. Thinking that way I would never cross the road, just because there an chance that I could be hit by car. Trust me, I do not want to be hit by car, but by crossing it you incress the chance of it happening.

    PS You have an advantage if have child that has autism, you know about it! You fully payed up member of the club

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