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Asperger Syndrome And Adults Is Anyone Listening

Author : Karen Rodman
ISBN : 1846424232
Genre : Psychology
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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.

Solutions For Adults With Asperger S Syndrome

Author : Juanita P. Lovett
ISBN : 9781610580007
Genre : Health & Fitness
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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.

The Complete Guide To Asperger S Syndrome

Author : Tony Attwood
ISBN : 184642559X
Genre : Education
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The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome (AS). Now including a new introduction explaining the impact of DSM-5 on the diagnosis and approach to AS, it brings together a wealth of information on all aspects of the syndrome for children through to adults. Drawing on case studies and personal accounts from Attwood's extensive clinical experience, and from his correspondence with individuals with AS, this book is both authoritative and extremely accessible. Chapters examine: * causes and indications of the syndrome * the diagnosis and its effect on the individual * theory of mind * the perception of emotions in self and others * social interaction, including friendships * long-term relationships * teasing, bullying and mental health issues * the effect of AS on language and cognitive abilities, sensory sensitivity, movement and co-ordination skills * career development. There is also an invaluable frequently asked questions chapter and a section listing useful resources for anyone wishing to find further information on a particular aspect of AS, as well as literature and educational tools. Essential reading for families and individuals affected by AS as well as teachers, professionals and employers coming in contact with people with AS, this book should be on the bookshelf of anyone who needs to know or is interested in this complex condition. 'I usually say to the child, "Congratulations, you have Asperger's syndrome", and explain that this means he or she is not mad, bad or defective, but has a different way of thinking.' - from The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

Aspergers In Love

Author : Maxine C. Aston
ISBN : 1843101157
Genre : Family & Relationships
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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.

The Other Half Of Asperger Syndrome

Author : Maxine Aston
ISBN : 1899280375
Genre : Asperger's syndrome
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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.

Alone Together

Author : Katrin Bentley
ISBN : 9781843105374
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Thousands of people live in Asperger marriages without recognizing the signs that their spouse has AS. When Swiss-born Katrin met Gavin while backpacking in Australia, she fell in love with a man that was kind, good looking and different. He followed her to Switzerland where they married eight months later. At first everything seemed fine, but once back in Australia things changed very drastically. Alone Together shares the struggle of one couple to rescue their marriage. It explains the clues that suggest a person might have AS and explores the effect of diagnosis. It is uplifting and humorous and includes plenty of tips for making as Asperger marriage succeed. This book offers couples hope, encouragement and strategies for their own relationships.

Working With Adults With Asperger Syndrome

Author : Carol Hagland
ISBN : 0857001922
Genre : Psychology
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Supporting someone with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) can, at times, be frustrating and challenging. But a greater knowledge and understanding of the problems facing people with AS can make a huge difference to their lives. This practical workbook was developed in consultation with carers, and can be used in groups or with individuals, concentrating on particular characteristics to learn more about the people you are supporting, or it can be used as a resource for everyday information seeking and problem solving. Atypical social behaviour and the importance of routine are explained, as well as considering relationships, emotions and mental health. Packed with exercises and case vignettes to help you to get to know the person you are supporting better, there is also a trouble-shooting section at the end of each chapter with practical solutions for tackling common problems. Working with Adults with Asperger Syndrome - A Practical Toolkit offers an easy-to-use, person-centred approach, which will prove a valuable resource for families, friends and a wide range of professionals involved in supporting an adult with AS.

Helping Adults With Asperger S Syndrome Get Stay Hired

Author : Barbara Bissonnette
ISBN : 9781784500528
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Employment expert Barbara Bissonnette provides strategies that professionals and parents need to guide individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to manageable jobs, and keep them employed. Career counselors and coaches, vocational rehabilitation specialists, other professionals, and parents are often unsure of how to assist people with Asperger's Syndrome. Traditional career assessments and protocols do not match their unique needs. In this practical book, readers will gain insight into how people with Asperger's Syndrome think and the common employment challenges they face. It explains how to build rapport and trust, facilitate better job matches, improve interpersonal communication and executive function skills, and encourage flexible-thinking and problem-solving. With tried-and-tested advice, assessment tools, and in-depth profiles of actual coaching clients and innovative companies that are utilizing the specialized skills of people with Asperger's, this book shows the way to a brighter employment future for those on the autism spectrum.

The Myriad Gifts Of Asperger S Syndrome

Author : John M. Ortiz
ISBN : 1846427789
Genre : Psychology
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A fascinating collection of real-life personal profiles, The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome focuses on the talents, abilities, and achievements of individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS). Vaschel has a remarkable connection with animals; Richard can tell the weight of any item he lifts to the nearest tenth of a pound; two-year-old Hannah detected a dangerously faulty electrical circuit in her family home; and eight-year-old Clark became conversant in French after only an evening's study. What connects these individuals? They all have AS. John M. Ortiz celebrates the qualities of individuals with AS he has met through his clinical experience, including their characteristic tenacity, honesty, and attention to detail, and looks also at the wide range of careers they have chosen and in which they flourish. This uplifting book should be read and enjoyed by anyone who knows or works professionally with individuals with AS, and anyone with an interest in the subject.

Asperger S Syndrome

Author : Anita A. Lesko
ISBN : 9781462030538
Genre : Self-Help
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“Asperger’s Syndrome and Anita’s visceral life story will reach out and grab you. A MUST READ for Asperger’s, their families, friends, educators, employers, and fellow employees.” --New York Times Bestselling Author Joe Weber While Asperger’s Syndrome: When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Lemonade presents the touching memoir of author Anita Lesko’s life living with Asperger’s syndrome, it also serves as a motivational and inspirational journey through life in the shoes of someone living with the condition. Lesko recalls the challenges she has faced going through life as an “Aspie,” as people with Asperger’s are sometimes called. She also shares her accomplishments. She offers advice and guidance to parents, educators, and everyone with this syndrome. Having gone through life until the age of nearly fifty before discovering she had Asperger’s, she presents a very unique perspective on her past, analyzing her life and her loves to this point. She hopes to help others with Asperger’s syndrome—to provide hope and encouragement that someone with Asperger’s is just as capable of leading a very rich, exciting, and productive life as anyone else. She provides an unrelenting look into the mind of someone with Asperger’s Syndrome, explaining that it is not a disease but a way of life. Her story is an inspiration to anyone who is different, in whatever way that may be. It focuses on the gifts she has been given rather than on her shortcomings.

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