The Partner's Guide to Asperger Syndrome

The Partner's Guide to Asperger Syndrome

by Susan Moreno
     
 

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Drawing on their own experiences of being in long-term relationships with partners with Asperger syndrome (AS) and interviews with over 100 others in the same situation, the authors of this supportive book offer tried-and-tested advice on how to surmount common difficulties and make things work.See more details below

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Drawing on their own experiences of being in long-term relationships with partners with Asperger syndrome (AS) and interviews with over 100 others in the same situation, the authors of this supportive book offer tried-and-tested advice on how to surmount common difficulties and make things work.

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Moreno, founder of an autism nonprofit, along with social worker Marci Wheeler and communication coach Kealah Parkinson, interviewed over 100 couples in which one partner has ASD and the other is nonspectrum (NS). Their aim: to provide insight and guidance to NS partners who want to create a successful relationship for both parties. While most of the advice is directed at the NS partner, there are also tips for parents, friends, and professionals on how to support the couple in maintaining a positive relationship. Each chapter ends with a list of "lessons learned" from the couples interviewed. The authors cover communication, social skills, and sensory processing and provide many real-life examples drawn from the experiences of the interviewed couples. Tony Attwood's foreword highlights potential relationship problems that individuals with ASD typically encounter. VERDICT Excellent insight and tips for anyone in, or considering, a relationship with a person with ASD, as well as the friends and families of couples with an ASD partner.—L.J.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849058780
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley Limited
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
710,074
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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