Asperger Syndrome - A Love Story
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Asperger Syndrome - A Love Story by Sarah Hendrickx
Book DescriptionOpen, honest and upbeat, this book gives personal insight into both the ups and downs of an Asperger relationship. Seeking to challenge the bad press that people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) get as partners, Sarah and Keith tell their story of how they are making it work - and also how they got it wrong - with disarming frankness and humour. When Sarah and Keith met in 2003 neither knew much about Asperger Syndrome. Sarah thought Keith was 'weird' and couldn't work out why; and Keith thought Sarah was obsessed with diagnosing him with something-or-other. Difficulties ensued that brought the relationship to an end. Slowly, however, they each built up their knowledge of AS and in the meantime developed a mutual understanding, mutual acceptance and a desire to be together again. This personal account is supplemented with professional knowledge and anecdotes gained from Sarah's work with adults with AS - a career which started as a result of her experiences with Keith. She swears that she didn't take her work home with her! It is inspiring reading for couples in Asperger relationships as well as for counselling professionals.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843105404
(234mm x 156mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 6-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sarah Hendrickx
Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Paperback (May 2015)
Written for professionals, women on the spectrum and their families, this is a cradle to grave overview of girls and women with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at each stage of their lives. The book explores how women with ASD experience diagnosis, childhood, education, adolescence, employment, sexuality, pregnancy and motherhood, and aging.
Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook, Paperback (December 2009)
This is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, OCD, Tourette's and Anxiety Disorders.
Asperger Syndrome and Employment, Paperback (November 2008)
Looking at expectations, motivations, working conditions and more, Hendrickx explores the reasons why work doesn't work for many people with Asperger Syndrome and how to resolve these issues. Featuring personal stories from those with AS, the book highlights successful scenarios and provides suggestions for employers and those in search of work.
Asperger Syndrome and Alcohol, Paperback (June 2008)» View all books by Sarah Hendrickx
This book exposes the unexplored problem of people with ASDs using alcohol as a coping mechanism to deal with everyday life. The authors provide an overview of ASDs and of alcohol abuse, and explore current knowledge. Tinsley explores his own personal history as someone with an ASD who has experienced and beaten alcohol addiction.
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Author Biography - Sarah Hendrickx
Sarah Hendrickx works as a freelance trainer and consultant in autistic spectrum conditions through her own consultancy, Hendrickx Associates. She provides professional training, Expert Witness and employment consultancy to organisations and coaching to individuals, families and couples. She is the author of several books on Asperger syndrome published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers as well as the co-author of Asperger Syndrome - A Love Story written with her partner Keith, who has been diagnosed with AS.
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