Yikes! I can't believe I just typed that title. Alan is 14, mostly non-verbal and autistic! How the heck did he get a girlfriend?
However, this is a direct quote from his teacher's e-mail (only the names have been changed):
I'm not sure if I had mentioned this, but Alan has a girlfriend! Hannah is definitely the initiator, but they frequently have to be separated in gym class from snuggling. Not sure if you wanted Alan to put *extra* stickers on her Valentine. Don't worry, she's super cute! He has good taste.
After we expressed our dismay, we got this answer:
You have a cute son! You knew someday some girl would find him irresistible! She's definitely smitten. They are paired up a lot for academic groups, and I guess one day she saw him *differently *.
Oh, my! Happy Valentine's Day!