Asperger Syndrome and Long-term RelationshipsPaperback
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- Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
- Format: Paperback | 288 pages
- Dimensions: 155mm x 234mm x 15mm | 363g
- Publication date: 1 January 2003
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1843107341
- ISBN 13: 9781843107347
- Illustrations note: glossary, bibliography, index
- Sales rank: 126,708
Written by the wife of a man with Asperger Syndrome (AS), this work should provide the answers to many of the questions asked by the increasing number of people in that situation. It explains how behaviours that may have appeared odd are the manifestations of AS, and shows how understanding can lead to change, or to greater tolerance. It also provides strategies for living successfully with characteristics that cannot be changed, pointing out that AS brings also enormous strengths to a relationship, and emphasizing the value of understanding.
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Ashley Stanford has worked as a technical writer for 11 years and has published many technical guides, teacher guides, parent guides and children's activity books. Her husband and her two sons have Asperger Syndrome.
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One day I woke up; what does Asperger Syndrome look like in an adult?; the full realization; first criteria - impaired social interaction; second criteria - peculiar, repetitive or all-encompassing behaviour; third criteria - disturbs occupational functioning and other areas; fourth criteria - no significant delay in language; fifth criteria - no significant delay in general development; sixth criteria - not PDD or schizophrenia; the AS-linked long-term relationship; help! Where to look.