Asperger s Syndrome and Sexuality

Asperger s Syndrome and Sexuality

This guide provides practical advice on such issues as puberty, couples' therapy, and maintaining sexual boundaries.

Author: Isabelle Henault

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843101895

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 278

How do adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) cope with sexual feelings and behaviour, and how do people with AS deal with intimacy and communication in sexual relationships? This guide provides practical advice on such issues as puberty, couples' therapy, and maintaining sexual boundaries.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Autism Asperger s Sexuality

Autism Asperger s   Sexuality

Also covered: avoiding pregnancy and STDs, dealing with rejection, how to build a loving relationship that includes sexual intimacy, and more. This is an everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know kind of book!

Author: Jerry Newport

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1885477880

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 168

View: 306

Many people on the spectrum never get "the talk" from their parents, and therefore 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, and 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, and more. This is an everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know kind of book!
Categories: Health & Fitness

The Autism Spectrum Sexuality and the Law

The Autism Spectrum  Sexuality and the Law

Based on Nick Dubin's own experience, and drawing on the extensive knowledge of Dr Tony Attwood and Dr Isabelle Hénault, this important book addresses the issues surrounding the autism spectrum, sexuality and the law.

Author: Nick Dubin

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857006790

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 153

Based on Nick Dubin's own experience, and drawing on the extensive knowledge of Dr Tony Attwood and Dr Isabelle Hénault, this important book addresses the issues surrounding the autism spectrum, sexuality and the law. The complex world of sex and appropriate sexual behaviour can be extremely challenging for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and, without guidance, many find themselves in vulnerable situations. This book examines how the ASD profile typically affects sexuality and how sexual development differs between the general population and those with ASD. It explains the legalities of sexual behaviour, how laws differ from country to country, and the possibility for adjustment of existing laws as they are applied to the ASD population. With advice on how to help people with autism spectrum disorder gain a better understanding of sexuality and a comprehensive list of resources, the book highlights the need for a more informed societal approach to the psychosexual development of people with ASD. A ground-breaking and honest account, this book will be an invaluable addition to the shelves of parents of children with ASD, mental health and legal professionals, teachers, carers and other professionals working with individuals on the spectrum.
Categories: Psychology

Love Sex and Long term Relationships

Love  Sex and Long term Relationships

"This accessible book is an invaluable source of information and support for couples in which one or both partners has Asperger Syndrome, as well as counsellors and health and social care professionals."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: Sarah Hendrickx

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843106050

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

View: 268

"This accessible book is an invaluable source of information and support for couples in which one or both partners has Asperger Syndrome, as well as counsellors and health and social care professionals."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Psychology

The Complete Guide to Asperger s Syndrome

The Complete Guide to Asperger s Syndrome

compulsive nature of the special interest could make some adults with Asperger's
syndrome, who are usually very honest, tempted to commit an offence. We do
recognize that problems with sexual expression and experiences can lead to a ...

Author: Tony Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843104957

Category: Psychology

Page: 397

View: 889

A guide to Asperger's syndrome describes what it is and how it is diagnosed, along with information on such topics as bullying, emotions, language, movement, cognitive ability, and long-term relationships.
Categories: Psychology

Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence

Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence

Asperger. Syndrome. Isabelle. Hénault. Understanding sexuality A basic
introduction to the working definition of ... to the sexuality of adolescents with
Asperger Syndrome (AS), both in terms of their sexual profiles and their
knowledge of ...

Author: Liane Holliday Willey

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843107422

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 820

Reflecting the views of parents, professionals and those with AS themselves, this book tackles issues that are pertinent to all teenagers, such as sexuality, depression and friendship, as well as topics like disclosure and therapeutic alternatives that are more specific to those with AS. This book is an essential survival guide to adolescence.
Categories: Education

What Men with Asperger Syndrome Want to Know about Women Dating and Relationships

What Men with Asperger Syndrome Want to Know about Women  Dating and Relationships

Helps men with Asperger's understand the emotional side to relationships and women's needs, thus improving their confidence. Original.

Author: Maxine Aston

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849052696

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 609

Helps men with Asperger's understand the emotional side to relationships and women's needs, thus improving their confidence. Original.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Sex Sexuality and the Autism Spectrum

Sex  Sexuality and the Autism Spectrum

Written by an 'insider', an openly gay autistic adult, Wendy draws upon her own experience to examine the implications of being autistic on relationships, sex and sexuality.

Author: Wendy Lawson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843102847

Category: Psychology

Page: 175

View: 778

Written by an 'insider', an openly gay autistic adult, Wendy draws upon her own experience to examine the implications of being autistic on relationships, sex and sexuality. Discussing subjects such as basic sex education and autism, she then explores interpersonal relationships, same sex attraction, bisexuality and transgender issues.
Categories: Psychology

Aspergers in Love

Aspergers in Love

Comparing both AS and non-AS partners' viewpoints, this book frankly examines the aspects of relationships that are often complicated by the disorder.

Author: Maxine C. Aston

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843101157

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 232

View: 952

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.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome

The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome

Anger management in relationships where one partner has Asperger syndrome
is certainly an area that needs more investigation . Programmes aimed at helping
people with Asperger syndrome find ways to control their anger should ...

Author: Maxine C. Aston

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 1931282048

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 84

View: 136

Based on academic research, experiences as a counselor specializing in this area and personal relationship experiences, the author uses quotations and real-life examples to illustrate her points with a 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."
Categories: Health & Fitness

Asperger Syndrome and Social Relationships

Asperger Syndrome and Social Relationships

Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome Genevieve Edmonds, Luke Beardon
. and decide that they are just being taken advantage of. Social skills workshops
ought to clarify the situation regarding compromising with others. Another thing I ...

Author:

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846427770

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 797

`This book is essential reading to understand the social abilities of adults with Asperger's syndrome. The contributors each have different personalities and experiences, but together they provide a range of strategies to encourage people with Asperger's syndrome to achieve the social relationships they desire.' - Professor Tony Attwood Social interaction among neurotypical people is complex and in many ways illogical. To the person with Asperger Syndrome (AS) it is also woefully unintuitive. In this book, adults with AS discuss social relationships, offer advice and support for others with AS and provide necessary insights into AS perspectives for those working and interacting with them. The contributors evaluate a range of social contexts and relationship aspects, including: * online relationships - a worldwide social network based on non-verbal communication, * the unwritten rules of neurotypical socialising, * the need for mutual understanding between those with AS and neurotypicals, * the effects of struggling socially on one's self-esteem and frame of mind, and * the opportunities provided by social skills workshops or interest groups. This is essential reading for adults with AS, their family and friends, as well as service providers and other professionals providing support for people with AS in adult life.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Making Sense of Sex

Making Sense of Sex

This book is ideal for those who need clear, detailed explanations and direct answers to the many questions raised by puberty and sexual maturity.

Author: Sarah Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846427975

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 307

Puberty is a time of huge change in the physical body, in emotional experience and in social relationships. Having an understanding of these developments and learning how to deal with them is essential, and for people with Asperger's syndrome it can be a challenge to get to grips with the social and emotional aspects of puberty, sex and relationships. This book is ideal for those who need clear, detailed explanations and direct answers to the many questions raised by puberty and sexual maturity. Sarah Attwood describes developments in both the male and female body, and explains how to maintain hygiene and personal care, and to promote general good health. She examines emotional changes, including moods and sexual feelings, and provides comprehensive information on sex, sexual health and reproduction. She looks at the nature of friendship, how it changes from childhood to adulthood and its importance as a basis for sexual encounter. She also offers coping strategies for different social experiences, from bullying to dating, and includes essential tips on the politics of mature behaviour, such as knowing the difference between public and personal topics of conversation. Making Sense of Sex is a thorough guide written in unambiguous language with helpful diagrams, explanations and practical advice for young people approaching puberty and beyond.
Categories: Education

Making Sense of Puberty

Making Sense of Puberty

This book is for those who need clear, detailed explanations and direct answers to the many questions raised by puberty and sexual maturity.

Author: Sarah Attwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 1849054177

Category: Asperger's syndrome in adolescence

Page: 336

View: 467

Puberty is a time of huge change in the physical body, in emotional experience and in social relationships. Having an understanding of these developments and learning how to deal with them is essential, and for people with Asperger's syndrome it can be a challenge to get to grips with the social and emotional aspects of puberty, sex and relationships. This book is for those who need clear, detailed explanations and direct answers to the many questions raised by puberty and sexual maturity.
Categories: Asperger's syndrome in adolescence

Childhood Autism and Asperger s Syndrome

Childhood Autism and Asperger s Syndrome

The Unfortunate Epidemic: Sexual Abuse in the Autistic World One of the most
perverse problems in an autistic individual's life is the threat of sexual abuse. This
can come in the form of rape or simply be in an abusive relationship. Because ...

Author: Paul Cresswell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781409264088

Category:

Page: 94

View: 430

Do you have an autistic child or know someone who has autism?Do you understand the special needs of an autistic person? Sometimes it is hard to understand that an autistic child is trapped within themselves without the ability to communicate or socially interact with others. While there is no cause or cure yet, autism can be treated and according to the level of severity, many adult autistic people can enjoy a rich, fulfilling life.How do parents cope with a lifetime of caring and nurturing an autistic child? You can scan a thousand websites and read hundreds of books and most people will still not have a completer understanding of autism and how it affects the child... This book gives you the answers you're looking for.
Categories:

Marriage and Lasting Relationships with Asperger s Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorder

Marriage and Lasting Relationships with Asperger s Syndrome  Autism Spectrum Disorder

The strategies in this book will be useful to couples themselves and any couples' counselors or therapists working with them.

Author: Eva A. Mendes

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857009814

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 122

Proven counseling strategies that will help improve the relationships of married, long-term or co-habiting couples with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder). ASD relationship expert Eva A. Mendes provides advice straight from the couples' counselling room that can be applied in day-to-day living and help with the challenges that can arise in relationships where one or both partners are on the autism spectrum. This includes issues surrounding diagnosis, mental health, sexual compatibility, sensory needs, executive functioning, theory of mind, communication, and co-parenting. She offers unique practical ideas for positive change such as creating a relationship schedule, making expression of appreciation and gratitude a part of every day, and finding mutually satisfying activities and special interests to engage in with your partner. The strategies in this book will be useful to couples themselves and any couples' counselors or therapists working with them.
Categories: Psychology

The Myriad Gifts of Asperger s Syndrome

The Myriad Gifts of Asperger s Syndrome

It's Asperger Syndrome – Jen Birch Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and
Everything – Kenneth Hall Autism-Asperger and Sexuality – Jerry and Mary
Newport Your Life is not a Label – Jerry Newport and Ron Bass Mozart and the
Whale ...

Author: John M. Ortiz

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846427789

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 903

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.
Categories: Psychology

The Asperger Love Guide

The Asperger Love Guide

So you're an adult with a diagnosis ofAsperger's syndrome, or you may suspect
that you have Asperger's syndrome. ... You may know this from your own
experience, you may feel that everyone else seems to have successful
relationships and ...

Author: Genevieve Edmonds

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781849202893

Category: Education

Page: 92

View: 598

'This book breaks down the social, emotional and practical aspects of relationships so usefully that it is a good resource for teachers and others working with neurotypical individuals. In fact the book so sensibly discusses pitfalls, strategies and individual responsibilities that it would be valuable reading for teenagers generally as well as for individuals with Asperger syndrome' - Tess Coll, autism outreach teacher 'The Asperger Love Guide is recommended reading for those with Asperger's syndrome who are seeking or within a relationship. The authors provide a clear explanation of how the characteristics of Asperger's syndrome can affect the development of a relationship and the expression of love. They then provide sound practical advice for individuals and couples. I really enjoyed reading The Asperger Love Guide and will be recommending the book to my clients' – Professor Tony Attwood `This is the first book I've read in a long time that, once started, I couldn't put down until it was finished. It is an exceptionally good read. The 77 pages are written succinctly with no waffle - just straight to the point. I will definitely buy a copy of this book for the whole family to use! I will use it to guide Joe (my 17 year old Asperger son) when he's ready for it. It's not a book he would read himself; in fact I read the section "the merits of single life" out loud to him a bit like a bed time story' - Action for ASD 'There is a great need for more awareness of Asperger syndrome and how it affects personal relationships. The National Autistic Society find this a helpful guide' - Cathy Mercer, NAS 'This book sets out some helpful facts about relationships in a neat, simple form' - Asperger United 'An excellent self 'help-text'... the book is a clear and matter-of-fact guide to relationships and is unapologetic in offering straightforward and helpful advice for romantic success... Not a word is wasted, and as well as being highly recommended for individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, should also be read by education professionals supporting young people with Asperger's Syndrome in schools, colleges and universities' - SENCO Update 'Aimed primarily at individuals with Asperger syndrome, this very readable book is in fact of use to a much wider audience. The issues are discussed openly and logically and the advice given is both sympathetic and very matter of fact... The book breaks down the social, emotional and practical aspects of relationships so usefully that it is a good resource for teachers and others working with neurotypical individuals. Infact the book so sensibly discusses pitfalls, strategies and individual responsibilities that it would be valuable reading for teenagers generally as well as for individuals with Asperger syndrome' - British Journal of Special Education Material based on the experiences of the people on the Autistic Spectrum is usually written by neurotypical writers. Here, Genevieve and Dean, both adults with Asperger's Syndrome, share their advice and tips for romantic success. The chapters cover: o building self-esteem; o the best places to meet potential partners; o dating; o maintaining relationships. Both authors work with the Asperger community, either providing support or training, so their insight is based upon other people's experiences as well as their own. This is shown in a number of case studies that support the elements described in each chapter. They write in a clear, accessible and non-patronizing way which will suit their audience. This will prove to be an invaluable book to those with Asperger's or those that support Asperger people. Dean Worton is a 31 year-old high functioning individual with a very positive expression of Asperger Syndrome. He runs a successful UK-based website for adults with Asperger Syndrome and hosts real-life meet-ups around the UK for its members. His key interest is in encouraging adults with AS to live positively and successfully with the gifts that Asperger Syndrome provides. He also works in adminstration and resides in North-West England. Genevieve Edmonds is a 23 year old with 'residual' Asperger Syndrome, which she views as a significant gift. She works as an associate of the Missing Link Support Service in Lancashire supporting those 'disabled by society' including individuals with ASD. She speaks and writes frequently in the field of Autism, along with giving training, workshops and soon counselling. She aims to empower those with ASD, carers and professionals in the understanding of Asperger Syndrome as a difference rather than an impairment. She lives and works in a solution-focused way and is based in North-West England
Categories: Education

Asperger Syndrome

Asperger Syndrome

Sexuality: Your sons and daughters with intellectual disabilities. Baltimore: Paul
H. Brookes. Myles, B.S., & Southwick, J. (1999). Asperger Syndrome and rage;
Practical solutions for a difficult moment. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger
 ...

Author: Ray DuCharme

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781441988836

Category: Psychology

Page: 234

View: 761

-The book integrates the latest evidence-based research from leading scholars with personal practical advice from a mother whose adolescent has Asperger Syndrome and from a young man who has Asperger Syndrome. -Written by professionals, one of whom is also a parent of a child with Asperger's. -Lifespan approach from early childhood to adulthood -Contains both research content as well as practical, first-hand advice with chapters written by parents, as well as a first-hand account of growing up with Aspergers.
Categories: Psychology

Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome

Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome

Exploring human sexuality is an endless source of fascination and pleasure for
most young adults. As adolescents we pass through puberty with a large injection
of hormones that prime our sexual development. Along with all the bodily ...

Author: John Harpur

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843102013

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 546

College life is particularly stressful for students with Asperger Syndrome. This much needed guide provides information to help these students prepare successfully for study, interact with staff and fellow students, cope with expectations and pressures, and understand their academic and domestic responsibilities.
Categories: Education

Living and Loving with Asperger Syndrome

Living and Loving with Asperger Syndrome

In this book, the McCabe family discuss how Patrick's AS affects each relationship. Estelle, Patrick's wife, talks about how she has adjusted her speech and social life in order to live peacefully with her husband.

Author: Patrick and Estelle McCabe

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846422027

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

View: 272

For most people, family life means both love and compromise. Within families where one or more members have Asperger Syndrome (AS), this compromise becomes yet more crucial to mutual happiness. In this book, the McCabe family discuss how Patrick's AS affects each relationship. Estelle, Patrick's wife, talks about how she has adjusted her speech and social life in order to live peacefully with her husband. In turn, Patrick discusses how he has learnt to accommodate Estelle's needs and his teenage son's growing independence to his desire for strict routine and clear communication. Jared explains how his father's AS has affected growing up and describes ways in which issues can be resolved without either losing face with his peers or upsetting his parents. Focusing positively on the relationships that are both the most important and the most difficult to maintain, this book is invaluable for anyone closely involved with AS.
Categories: Psychology