It is important to educate your child on boundaries and the type of actions that are and aren’t appropriate from his or her date.
You could also use this time to plan the outing together.
If this is your child’s first date, and you are worried about how it might go, don’t be afraid to tag along on the date. Simply sit a few rows behind them in the movie theater, or a few tables away at the restaurant.
Talk about some of the good qualities your child brings to the table as well.
Your child should be confident enough to name a few good qualities they have. Let your child know that they should look for someone about the same age, and with a similar level of functioning.
On the flip side, your child should be able to say “no” themselves, when their date is doing something they don’t like.