Asperger Syndrome and Long-Term Relationships
Ashley Stanford is married to a man with Asperger Syndrome, and her book provides the answers to many of the questions asked by the increasing number of people in that situation. She explains how behaviours that may have appeared odd - or even downright irritating - are the manifestation of AS, and shows how understanding can lead to greater tolerance, or to change. Stanford provides a wealth of strategies for living successfully with the more uncompromising aspects of AS, pointing out that AS also brings enormous strengths to a relationship, and emphasizing the value of understanding. Including many quotes from people in long-term AS relationships, the book describes many positive solutions that have worked for other couples.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 154.94 x 233.68 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
- 01 Jan 2003
- JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
- London, United Kingdom
- glossary, bibliography, index
Table of contents
Preface. 1. One day I woke up. 2. What does Asperger Syndrome look like in an adult? 3. The full realization. 4. First criteria - Impaired social interaction. 5. Second criteria - Peculiar, repetitive or all-encompassing behavior. 6. Third criteria - disturbs occupational functioning and other areas. 7. Fourth criteria - No significant delay in language. 8. Fifth criteria - No significant delay in general development. 9. Sixth criteria - Not PDD or schizophrenia. 11. The AS-linked long-term relationship. 12. Help! Where to look. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.
I cannot possibly make a list of all the things Ashley's book covers. There are too many! Good idea, after well-researched concept, followed by illustrative example and elaborated suggestions pile one on top of the other until a tower strong and solid enough to withstand all sorts of interpersonal uproar stands smack dab in front of the reader. This book is a keeper. A have-to-have. It is the very book I would hand any adult involved in an Asperger Syndrome, neurotypical relationship. It really is that good. And I do not say that lightly. -- from the Foreword by Liane Holliday Willey This publication is aimed at those in relationships, at other family members and friends, and at care staff in contact with individuals with AS, or with families where AS is present (or suspected) in one of the adult partners. -- Care & Health Magazine
About Ashley Stanford
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.