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The Partner's Guide to Asperger Syndrome Paperback – November 15, 2011
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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. --Library Journal, February 29, 2012
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Social disability has its greatest impact in the context of intimate relationships. The stories and strategies of this book offer validation of the challenges, along with approaches to avoiding the pitfalls, so that partners can minimize the disability and grow in appreciation of their loved one's unique gifts.
Some of the info seemed out of place. For example on page 53 they talk about brain research and say that people on the autism spectrum have differences in the amygdala (an almond sized area in the brain). What does the almond size have to do with anything? It seemed like a weird explanation by authors who are not actually that familiar with neuroscience and didn’t have anything to add other than to show that they did a random “google scholar” search and found a citation saying that lesions in the amygdala were shown to eliminate eye contact. There was no insight here. It just looked like they added it in to sound scientific. They did this several times throughout the book – very superficially citing correlations in brain differences with no apparent regard for what this actually means.Read more ›
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Very informative with real life examples. Hard to read all at once, recommend using as a reference too. Thank you.Published 22 months ago by Jillvt
I bought this book not only to read on my own, but to review with my partner, who has Asperger's. We were able to compare ourselves and our relationship to "typical"... Read morePublished on May 7, 2013 by BrigetteMora