I would date her, probably. I would also try to find out how serious her condition is and is likely to become in the future, provided she's willing to tell me. Some patients with autistic spectrum disorders actually improve with time.
I am not sure that I could continue to date if she develops serious problems, requiring hospitalization, for instance. Not all people are ready to such lengths.
If a person becomes seriously affected with a mental condition, she/he brings an enormous strain on his/her partner.
If the condition is manageable, I can see no problem here.
I wouldn't not date her just because of her diagnosis. It really depends on the severity of certain symptoms, and whether or not they could mesh with my personality. I would continue dating said girl, but I would pay attention to her behavior and try to be as honest with myself and with her as possible about whether or not this could work in the long run. That's what everyone has to do when they're dating someone new, isn't it?
I guess it depends on the type of baggage. I've got nothing against the idea of dating someone with autism, although to be honest I don't know much about it, whether it would effect any kids we might have, or whether it gets worse with age.
I wouldn't break up with her simply on the grounds that she has autism, but I'd need to know that she would still be able to function and work to hold up her end of the relationship.
If you really love someone you will stay with that someone no matter what and if its just for dates I still do not see that it should effect anyone. I mean you can keep going to the psychiatrist and in the evening you date the guy, something like that. So either way don't worry :)
Well, I don't date girls, but I don't think the problem that you have would be a turn off for guys. Nobody's perfect and I don't think someone who is into you would reject you because of your problem. I'm sure you'll find a nice guy and he will love you for who you are.