The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome

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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, 2nd Edition.

Does your other half have Asperger Syndrome or do you suspect that they are on the autism spectrum? This quick and helpful relationships guide provides all the information you need for relationship success with your ASD partner.

Based on research, her experiences as a counselor specializing in this area, as well as her personal relationship experiences, the author explores the relationships of adults with Asperger Syndrome. By using quotations and real-life examples to illustrate her points, she achieves a balance of factual information and compassionate understanding.

Practical, everyday topics include living and coping with AS, anger and AS, getting the message across, sex and AS, parenting, staying together and AS cannot be blamed for everything.

In this second edition, Maxine Aston utilizes over a decade of experience of working with couples affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. Updated information on research, same-sex relationships, sensory issues, as well as pregnancy.

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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, 2nd Edition.

Does your other half have Asperger Syndrome or do you suspect that they are 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 issue, as well as 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, in addition to intimacy difficulties.

Paperback, 136 pages.

About the Author

Maxine Aston is a qualified counsellor, trainer and supervisor specializing in Asperger syndrome. She has worked with almost two thousand clients with Asperger syndrome. Additionally, she runs workshops for therapists and professionals who come into contact with adolescents or adults with Asperger syndrome. Maxine also offers assessments for clients who suspect they may be on the autism spectrum. She has an MSc in Health Psychology and is the author of Asperger’s in Love, The Asperger Couple’s Workbook and What Men with Asperger Syndrome Want to Know About Women, Dating and Relationships, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. She is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, and lives in Coventry, UK.

Tony Attwood, PhD, is a clinical psychologist from Brisbane, Australia. Attwood has over 30 years of experience with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Furthermore, he is currently Adjunct Professor at Griffith University in Queensland.

Additional information

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 6 × 9 × 2 in

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