Asperger Syndrome and Adults... Is Anyone Listening?

Overview

The difficulties faced by people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) cannot be underestimated, but the emotional problems experienced by those around them - partners, family and friends - are often overlooked. 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 ...
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Overview

The difficulties faced by people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) cannot be underestimated, but the emotional problems experienced by those around them - partners, family and friends - are often overlooked. 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. This collection provides the emotional support, insight and understanding needed to deal with the emotions that AS evokes within close relationships.

FAAAS Inc. (Families of Adults Afflicted with Asperger's Syndrome) aims to offer support to the family members of adult individuals afflicted with Asperger's Syndrome.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843107514
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/15/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 10
Terminology 11
Foreword 13
Preface 17
1 Asperger's Syndrome and its Effect Upon the Families 19
2 Cassandra Phenomenon 22
3 The Family Aspect of Asperger's Syndrome 24
4 Things I Have Learnt About Asperger's Syndrome ... 27
5 Behind a Glass Wall 38
6 Is Anyone Listening? 42
7 Be Careful What You Wish For 44
8 Asperger's Dungeon 47
9 Living With an AS Son 49
10 A Commentary 56
11 A Failed Marriage 60
12 Asperger's Syndrome, Obsessions, etc 64
13 Naked Hands 74
14 Personal Reflections on a Relationship with an Adult who has the Symptoms of Asperger's Syndrome 75
15 When We Married 81
16 When Cassandra was Very, Very Young 84
17 Roses and Cacti 91
18 Loneliness Is... 99
19 Bobby... 100
20 Life With My AS Mother 104
21 Disconnecting from the Treadmill 108
22 When Love is Not Enough 113
23 My Corner 123
24 My Older AS Son... 126
25 Tempest and Sunshine 130
26 AS Awareness: A Path Out of the Darkness 131
27 Passive Aggression 144
28 Six Generations of AS 146
29 Trying to Describe Our Situation 149
30 O Negative 153
31 Knowing is Understanding, Understanding is Accepting: A Note of Encouragement 156
32 The End into a Beginning 160
33 Untitled 168
34 Come With Me 170
Afterword 173
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