I knew something was up as he is overly eager to forge toward independence. But it was hard for him to tell me because its with another young man. I feel so badly that he was afraid to tell us. I mean, our entire family is so happy for him and nobody cares about his sexuality. Sonic is very relieved and I have never seen him happier. And more "typical!" They live far apart but we offered to fund a trip for either of my boys (any time my kid has a SO the SO becomes one of my kiddos too!) So far, the timing is bad. I am so relieved. I thought Sonic would be alone. Now I know he was just foolishly shy about telling us he was attracted to men. None of us are anything but pleased, Dad too. Both daughters sent kind encouraging loving texts to him and even Bart texted "you're still my little bro." Even if this doesnt work out, due to distance, we are filled with hope now that he can find a partner. His autism has not impaired him as much as we believed it would when he was so young. We are so glad he is loved and that is all we care about. Just sharing. Happy and relieved mom here!!