I think that student that have Autism should be encouraged to have a significant other. These students have the same needs and wants as any other student. The dates that the students go on could all be practice and might help the student come out of their social shell. Now some students may not want anything to do with the opposite sex, then the other options are to get them involved in another social activity.
Now some parents think that a student playing video games are wasting their time. With video games nowadays there is communication whether orally or typing. Why not use this communication as a learning skill? This way the teenager is playing something they like, while working on social skills. I think this is really the wave of the future.
Whether it is boyfriend, girlfriend, social clubs it is important for your children to get involved.