The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome (autism Spectrum Disorder)

The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome (autism Spectrum Disorder)

A Guide to Living in An Intimate Relationship With A Partner Who Is on the Autism Spectrum

Book - 2014
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Does your other half have Asperger Syndrome or do you suspect that he or she is on the autism spectrum? This quick and helpful relationships guide provides all the information you need for relationship success with your ASD partner.In the second edition of this best-selling book, Maxine Aston draws on over a decade of experience working with couples affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. Updates include reference to recent research and information on same sex relationships, sensory issues and pregnancy. Full of bite-size tips and advice, the book explains Asperger Syndrome, discusses whether or not seeking an autism diagnosis will help, and offers simple strategies for coping with a range of relationship challenges including communication, social, and intimacy difficulties.

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This nontechnical guide provides helpful advice and insight for those who are in an intimate relationship with someone diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. Although the American Psychiatric Association recently discarded the term ‘Asperger syndrome’ in favor of diagnosing patients as having an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASP), this book has retained its use of the term Asperger as being a common reference to ‘high functioning’ autism. Nonetheless, the book should be relevant to others on the autism spectrum as well. The second edition of this book (it was first published in 2001) is informed by the latest clinical and research knowledge, but remains slim and accessible to all readers, with sections arranged around information and diagnosis of the condition, and issues of daily living, such as communication, anger, sex, money and empathy. References, further reading and additional sources for information or help are appended. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9781849054980
1849054983
Branch Call Number: 616.8588 ASTON
Characteristics: 136 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Attwood, Tony

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eliseweatherby
Mar 25, 2015

everyone who has a partner on the spectrum needs to read this book. Its a very short but extremely relevant read.

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