The Asperger Love Guide

The Asperger Love Guide

A Practical Guide for Adults with Asperger's Syndrome to Seeking, Establishing and Maintaining Successful Relationships Genevieve Edmonds, Dean Worton. multitude of ways every day just for having AS . Rather than celebrating the ...

Author: Genevieve Edmonds

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141291910X

Category: Education

Page: 77

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'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

The Complete Guide to Asperger s Syndrome

The Complete Guide to Asperger s Syndrome

Aston, M. (2003) Aspergers in Love: Couple Relationships and Family Affairs. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Edmonds, G. and Worton, D. (2005) The Asperger Love Guide: A Practical Guidefor Adults with Asperger's Syndrome to Seeking ...

Author: Tony Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843104957

Category: Psychology

Page: 397

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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

The Asperger Social Guide

The Asperger Social Guide

How to Relate to Anyone in Any Social Situation as an Adult with Asperger's Syndrome Genevieve Edmonds, Dean Worton. Foreword. The second in a series of three, The Asperger's Social Guide follows on from The Asperger's Love Guide and ...

Author: Genevieve Edmonds

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412920230

Category: Social Science

Page: 120

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A self-help manual written by two adults with Asperger's Syndrome, this book is suitable for individual study and personal development courses.
Categories: Social Science

Autistics Guide to Dating

Autistics  Guide to Dating

Edmonds, G. and Worton, D. (2005) The Asperger Love Guide: A Practical Guide for Adults with Asperger's Syndrome to Seeking and Maintaining Successful Relationships. London: Sage Publications Ltd. Foccus (2000) Facilitating Open Couple ...

Author: Jody John Ramey

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846427630

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

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For people on the autism spectrum dating is so often an elusive art form, requiring the very skills--in communication, and in social perception--that don't come naturally to them. This book presents strategies for overcoming social skills deficits and sensory issues, to make for relationship success. Emilia Murry Ramey and Jody John Ramey, both on the spectrum, reflect on their dating experiences and provide recommendations for relationships in both the short- and long-term. Their advice includes how to choose venues for meeting people that are free from discomfiting features; coping with typical experiences in the light of sensory issues such as close proximity with a partner, eye-contact, and physical intimacy; and moving on to extended, committed relationships, co-habiting and continuing to date after marriage. Thorough, accessible, and very encouraging, this book is a must-read for Autistic people, those who love them, and those who are in love with them.
Categories: Psychology

The Partner s Guide to Asperger Syndrome

The Partner s Guide to Asperger Syndrome

Carley, M. J. (2008) Asperger's from the Inside Out: A Supportive and Practical Guide for Anyone with Asperger's ... Edmonds, G. and Worton, D. (2005) The Asperger Love Guide: A Practical Guide for Adults with Asperger's Syndrome to ...

Author: Susan J. Moreno

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857005669

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Adults with Asperger Syndrome (AS) often have difficulties acquiring relationship skills due to the defining characteristics of the syndrome, experiences with peers during childhood and adolescence, and the expectations of their partners. However, an increasing number do go on to achieve happy and successful long-term relationships with non-spectrum (NS) partners. This supportive book will give NS partners a better understanding of NS/AS relationships, and of what other NS partners have found to be helpful in terms of better understanding themselves and their partners, and enriching their relationships. Drawing on interviews with over 100 people in NS/AS relationships, as well as on their own experiences of having family members on the autism spectrum, the authors explore the key differences which may impact upon AS/NS relationships, such as communication, social skills, and sensory issues, and offer tried-and-tested advice on how to surmount difficulties and make things work. The book includes chapters on coping with stress and meltdowns, parenting, positive AS qualities and how to use them to their full advantage in a relationship, as well as advice on how the NS partner can ensure that their own needs are met. This book will provide support and encouragement to those in a relationship with someone who has been diagnosed with AS, or who is suspected of having AS, and will also be a useful resource for counsellors and other professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of AS/NS relationships.
Categories: Psychology

The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome  Autism Spectrum Disorder

In the second edition of this best-selling book, Maxine Aston draws on over a decade of experience working with couples affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Author: Maxine Aston

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857009203

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 136

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Does your other half have Asperger Syndrome or do you suspect that he or she is on the autism spectrum? This quick and helpful relationships guide provides all the information you need for relationship success with your ASD partner. In the second edition of this best-selling book, Maxine Aston draws on over a decade of experience working with couples affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. Updates include reference to recent research and information on same sex relationships, sensory issues and pregnancy. Full of bite-size tips and advice, the book explains Asperger Syndrome, discusses whether or not seeking an autism diagnosis will help, and offers simple strategies for coping with a range of relationship challenges including communication, social, and intimacy difficulties.
Categories: Family & Relationships

A Self determined Future with Asperger Syndrome

A Self determined Future with Asperger Syndrome

Attwood, T. (2006) The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Bogdashina, O. (2006) Theory of Mind and the Triad of Perspectives on Autism and Asperger Syndrome. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Author: E. Veronica Bliss

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843105138

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Examines Asperger's from the perspective of the social model rather than the medical model. It is based on a 'solution focused' approach, which looks at the expertise of the autistic individual and how the skills and coping strategies they have will help them reach their preferred future.
Categories: Psychology

The Guide to Dating for Teenagers with Asperger Syndrome

The Guide to Dating for Teenagers with Asperger Syndrome

Special education teacher Jeannie Uhlenkamp tackles some of the specific issues facing teens with AS. Written in a question-and-answer format, this much-needed book offers insight and practical advice on dating challenges.

Author: Jeannie Uhlenkamp

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 1934575534

Category: Education

Page: 129

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"Dating is difficult for everyone. For a teen with Asperger Syndrome, it can be overwhelming. Special education teacher Jeannie Uhlenkamp tackles some of the specific issues facing teens with AS. Written in a question-and-answer format, this much-needed book offers insight and practical advice on dating challenges. Each topic is followed by Discussion Questions (to get the conversation flowing between teens and parents/teachers) and a Main Idea (which succinctly wraps up the main point). Also included are special notes to define the more illusive vocabulary and concepts of today's dating worl world."--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Education

The Asperger Personal Guide

The Asperger Personal Guide

Raising Self-Esteem and Making the Most of Yourself as a Adult with Asperger′s Syndrome Genevieve Edmonds, Dean Worton. any correspondence you send may impress. For instance, if you send an application form for a job with no spelling ...

Author: Genevieve Edmonds

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781848605190

Category: Education

Page: 128

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`Self-esteem should be enhanced as people with AS read Edmonds and Worton's presentation of how AS has impacted on their lives. They are both positive advocates for encouraging others.. to view their AS as a positive... This book is easy to read and full of valuable strategies to help others who have ASD' - Autism Awareness Following on from the Asperger Love Guide and Social Guide, this third book in the series of self-help practical life guides aims to cover the personal issues that an adult with Asperger's syndrome faces in a world not designed for people with autism. Written from a male and female perspective of two Asperger's adults it looks at: o the positive aspects of Asperger's syndrome o how these translate into everyday life o whether Asperger's syndrome is in fact a disability o strategies to gain mental and physical health as an adult with Asperger's syndrome. The book aims to help adults gain self-esteem and get the most out of themselves as a unique adult with Asperger's syndrome. These courageous authors have drawn upon their personal experiences to provide an outstanding series of books aimed to support and enhance the quality of life for other Asperger adults.
Categories: Education

Made for Good Purpose

Made for Good Purpose

What Every Parent Needs to Know to Help Their Adolescent with Asperger's, High Functioning Autism or a Learning ... Edmonds, G. and Worton, D. (2005) The Asperger Love Guide: A Practical Guide for Adults with Asperger's Syndrome to ...

Author: Michael McManmon

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857004352

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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Many teenagers with Asperger's Syndrome leave school feeling unsure of how to take the next steps in their lives. Leaving the comforts of home and facing the unknown can be daunting, but with the right support and advice these young adults can adapt and enjoy their newly-acquired independence. Filled with useful advice, easy-to-apply techniques, and insights from both the author's own experiences of Asperger's Syndrome and those of his students, this book is a practical guide for helping young adults on the spectrum achieve independence and learn life-long skills of self-knowledge, self-sufficiency, and self-advocacy. With chapters on social skills, handling finances, keeping healthy, and succeeding in higher education or first employment, Dr. McManmon provides the encouragement that any young Aspie needs to make the transition from an adolescent into a happy, confident and engaged adult. This book will be essential reading for parents, young adults with Asperger's Syndrome, high-functioning autism or learning differences, and any professionals who work with them.
Categories: Psychology