By Karen E. Rodman, Tony Attwood

ISBN-10: 1417501243

ISBN-13: 9781417501243

ISBN-10: 1843107511

ISBN-13: 9781843107514

'This brief ebook, a suite of essays and poems, seems to be on the loneliness, frustration and disappointment skilled, now not by way of the individual with the syndrome, yet by way of their companions, mom and dad and different relatives: it's they who've to deal with the absence of verbal exchange, affection and empathy anticipated from a reciprocal loving relationship.'

- Irish magazine of scientific Science

The problems confronted through individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) can't be underestimated, however the emotional difficulties skilled via those that help them - companions, friends and family - are frequently over-looked. concentrating on what's known as the Cassandra phenomenon, the place the neurotypical accomplice frequently wishes extra emotional assistance than the AS accomplice, this quantity gathers jointly letters, concepts and poems to provide voice to the loneliness, frustration and love felt by means of lots of individuals who're with regards to a number of individuals with AS. Assembled by means of FAAAS Inc. (Families of Adults troubled with Asperger's Syndrome), a widely known aid workforce in particular for relatives, pals and household of individuals with AS, this assortment will give you the emotional help, perception and figuring out had to take care of the feelings that AS conjures up inside shut relationships.

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Now, that is impossible in real terms as English was his major and 58 Asperger’s Syndrome and Adults…Is Anyone Listening? is what he knows upside down – it is my second language – he seems frightened, as if he is tested, a paranoia extended to all social skills. Very stressed, panicky, with making a phone call to a benign party, like a store, phone company, etc. No curiosity about anything, never wanting to travel, get out of familiar surroundings; I used to call it “feel stuck in cement” and on and on.

C thinks everyone in the family is very nervous, uptight, and unhappy. When he is around, we are! He has no idea how happy, serene and relaxing our lives are when he is not around. From the age of two, we knew C was the most self-centered child we had ever encountered. ) This has not changed. In the light of AS, it makes sense. One psychiatrist diagnosed “Narcissistic personality disorder” when he was Living With an AS Son 51 sixteen but he had been that way since the beginning. This was not a gradual disintegration.

On the phone, in no way can you ask him to add additional information to what he was saying; he cannot handle double information at the same time. ” If I feel down, and tell him that (so he doesn’t need to guess), he never touches me, or hugs me; he continues to do whatever he is doing; he cannot extend any emotional support, in word or deed. ” Now, that is impossible in real terms as English was his major and 58 Asperger’s Syndrome and Adults…Is Anyone Listening? is what he knows upside down – it is my second language – he seems frightened, as if he is tested, a paranoia extended to all social skills.

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