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 t seeking an autism diagsis will help, and offers simple strategies for coping with a range of relationship challenges including communication, social, and intimacy difficulties.
Maxine Aston is a qualified counsellor, trainer and supervisor specialising in Asperger syndrome. She has worked with almost two thousand clients with Asperger syndrome, and runs workshops for therapists and professionals who come into contact with adolescents or adults with Asperger syndrome. Maxine also offers assessments for clients who suspect they may be on the autism spectrum. She has an MSc in Health Psychology and is the author of Asperger's in Love , The Asperger Couple's Workbook and What Men with Asperger Syndrome Want to Know About Women, Dating and Relationships, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. She is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, and lives in Coventry, UK.