Asperger Syndrome And Adults Is Anyone Listening

Author: Karen Rodman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846424236
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'This short book, a collection of essays and poems, looks at the loneliness, frustration and sadness experienced, not by the person with the syndrome, but by their partners, parents and other family members: it is they who have to cope with the absence of communication, affection and empathy expected from a reciprocal loving relationship.' - Irish Journal of Medical Science The difficulties faced by people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) cannot be underestimated, but the emotional problems experienced by those who support them - partners, family and friends - are often over-looked. Focusing on what is referred to as the Cassandra phenomenon, where the neurotypical partner often needs more emotional guidance than the AS partner, this volume gathers together letters, thoughts and poems to give voice to the loneliness, frustration and love felt by many individuals who are close to one or more people with AS. Assembled by FAAAS Inc. (Families of Adults Afflicted with Asperger's Syndrome), a well-known support group specifically for family members, friends and loved ones of people with AS, this collection will provide the emotional support, insight and understanding needed to deal with the emotions that AS evokes within close relationships.

Autism And Asperger Syndrome In Adults

Author: Luke Beardon
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 1847094465
Size: 33.10 MB
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Estimated to affect just over 1 per cent of the adult population in the UK - some 700,000 individuals – autism is still persistently viewed as a disorder or impairment – but, this concept needs to be challenged. Written by a university lecturer with several years’ experience in the field, this book presents an up-to-date overview of autism and Asperger syndrome, and comments on the realities of adult life including further and higher education, employment, dating and parenthood. For autistic children, teenagers and adults, their families and friends, and any professionals interested in autism. Topics include: Terminology and what’s preferred Common myths and stereotypes Diagnosis and related issues Tips for undiagnosed adults Understanding how autism impacts on the individual Sensory issues Transition into adulthood Friendships and intimate relationships The Criminal Justice System - what happens when autistic people break the law In this sensitive and insightful book, Dr Luke Beardon asserts that there are many hugely intelligent, empathic, kind, caring, loyal and skilled autistic individuals – so it’s time to treat them as such and respect their differences.

Aspergers In Love

Author: Maxine C. Aston
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843101154
Size: 67.34 MB
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Comparing both AS and non-AS partners' viewpoints, this book frankly examines the aspects of relationships that are often complicated by the disorder. With all findings illustrated with case examples taken from interviews conducted with couples, the author tackles issues such as attraction, trust, communication, sex and intimacy, and parenting.

Loving Someone With Asperger S Syndrome

Author: Cindy Ariel
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608820785
Size: 78.35 MB
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If you’re in a relationship with someone who has Asperger’s syndrome, it’s likely that your partner sometimes seems cold and insensitive. Other times, he or she may have emotional outbursts for no apparent reason. And in those moments when you can’t understand each other at all, you both feel fed up, frustrated, and confused. The behavior of people with Asperger’s can be hard to understand and easy to misinterpret, which is why it’s so important to learn more about your partner’s condition. The tools presented in Loving Someone with Asperger’s Syndrome will help you build intimacy and improve the way you and your partner communicate. Filled with assessments and exercises for both you and your partner, this book will help you forge a deeper, more fulfilling relationship. This book will teach you how to: • Understand the effect of Asperger’s syndrome on your partner • Practice effective communication skills • Constructively work through frustrations and fights • Establish relationship ground rules to help you fulfill each others’ needs

The Other Half Of Asperger Syndrome

Author: Maxine Aston
Publisher: National Autistic Society
ISBN: 9781899280377
Size: 65.93 MB
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Maxine has explored the relationships of adults with Asperger syndrome as a Relate counsellor, from her own experience and through academic research. She makes extensive use of case studies and her insight is acute. Her positive attitude and strategies for successful relationships make this an essential book for couples and counsellors. Maxine has explored the relationships of adults with Asperger syndrome as a Relate counsellor, from her own personal experience and as part of her academic research. She makes extensive use of case studies and her insight is extraordinary. Her positive attitude and strategies for successful relationships make this an essential book for couples and counsellors.

Pretending To Be Normal

Author: Liane Holliday Willey
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857009877
Size: 10.45 MB
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Compelling and witty, Liane Holliday Willey's account of growing to adulthood as an undiagnosed 'Aspie' has been read by thousands of people on and off the autism spectrum since it was first published in 1999. Bringing her story up to date, including her diagnosis as an adult, and reflecting on the changes in attitude over 15 years, this expanded edition will continue to entertain (and inform) all those who would like to know a little more about how it feels to spend your life `pretending to be normal'.

Solutions For Adults With Asperger S Syndrome

Author: Juanita P. Lovett
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
ISBN: 1610580001
Size: 18.15 MB
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Thomas Edison. Albert Einstein. Half of NASA. These are all extremely intelligent, successful adults who made great contributions to society and who are also suspected of having the developmental disorder called Asperger Syndrome. This relatively new diagnosis is being increasingly applied to both children and adults-in fact, it is now seen as running in familes. There are a lot of books on how to successfully raise children with AS, but until now, adults were left to figure it out on their own. Dr. Juanita Lovett specializes in treating adults with AS and working with their families. In this book she shows those adults and their loved ones how to maximize the benefits of AS (including intense concentration, above-average intelligence, and high creativity) while minimizing the drawbacks (including lack of social skill, inability to connect emotionally with others, and propensity toward rage). This important new book will help thousands of adults with AS learn to live happier, more fulfilling lives.

Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook

Author: Roger N. Meyer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781853027963
Size: 65.61 MB
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Asperger employment guide: a workbook for individuals on the autistic spectrum, their families, and helping professionals.

Asperger Syndrome In Adulthood A Comprehensive Guide For Clinicians

Author: Kevin Stoddart
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393705501
Size: 15.81 MB
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Interest in Asperger Syndrome is on the rise, but until recently, it has been examined almost exclusively in children and adolescents. Here, three leading researchers provide an overview of the relevant issues in adults. Topics covered include diagnosis, co-morbid psychiatric conditions, psychosocial issues, and appropriate interventions, from psychotherapy to psychopharmacology. Topics covered include a review of diagnostic criteria, controversies over the disorder, co-morbid psychiatric problems, co-morbid medical and learning issues, an overview of psychosocial concerns, intervention, and future directions in clinical practice and research.