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Autism-Asperger's and Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond

Autism-Asperger's and Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond

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by Jerry Newport, Mary Newport
     
 

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Many people on the spectrum never get "the talk" from their parents, and suffer from "information deficit." This book goes a long way toward filling in the gaps in their knowledge. It takes a candid look at aspects of sex and relationships as they apply to people on the autism spectrum:
  • building self-confidence
  • dating
  • personal grooming

Overview

Many people on the spectrum never get "the talk" from their parents, and suffer from "information deficit." This book goes a long way toward filling in the gaps in their knowledge. It takes a candid look at aspects of sex and relationships as they apply to people on the autism spectrum:

  • building self-confidence
  • dating
  • personal grooming
  • cleanliness
  • explicit advice on how to initiate sex with a partner
 Also covered:
  • avoiding pregnancy and STDs
  • dealing with rejection
  • how to build a loving relationship that includes sexual intimacy
 This is an "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know" kind of book!  Helpful chapters include:
  • Surviving the First Wave of Sexual Interest
  • What Should Parents Say and When Should They Say It?
  • The Best Way to Date Someone is to Be Yourself
  • Male & Female Advantages and Challenges in the Sexual Arena
  • Sensory Issues in Sex!
  • When Desire Leads to a Bad Relationship
  • What Do Men Really Want?
  • What Do Women Really Want?
  • Birth Control, Disease Prevention and Personal Responsibility
  • Rape, Molestation, and Abuse

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“I will have my daughter with Asperger’s read this immediately, particularly the chapter on abuse. She NEEDS this information.”
Marianna Bond, Autism Chapter Leader

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935274773
Publisher:
Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
205
File size:
658 KB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher

“I will have my daughter with Asperger’s read this immediately, particularly the chapter on abuse. She NEEDS this information.”
Marianna Bond, Autism Chapter Leader

 

“I’m giving this to my 22-year-old son, and requiring my husband to read the chapter ‘What Do Women Want?’”
Parent
 

“I think this book will be terrific for all of us with autism or Asperger’s Syndrome!”
Lindsi Cavender, college student with Asperger’s Syndrome

 

Meet the Author


Jerry Newport is an activist and the author of two widely read books in the Asperger's community: ""Asperger's and Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond"" (with Mary Newport) and ""Your Life Is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome."" In addition to coordinating several Asperger's support groups in Arizona, Jerry serves as a speaker on a variety of topics, from Asperger's-specific concerns to broader issues such as bullying and depression.

Mary Newport is completing her bachelor's degrees in music and psychology. She and Jerry live in northern Arizona with their birds.

Teresa Bolick, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who specializes in autism spectrum disorders. She received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Emory University. Dr. Bolick is a consultant to schools and maintains a private practice in Nashua, New Hampshire. She lives in Massachusetts with her family.

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Autism-Asperger's and Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was helpful. Not sure of true rating, but putting five stars so I can counter the one-star ratings made by immature people who said "ew, sex!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NO ONE CALLED IT SO WHY NOT!!!!!!!!!!!DEDE425
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What the ****?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally fresh