Asperger's Syndrome and Adults... Is Anyone Listening? by Karen E. Rodman, Tony Attwood

By Karen E. Rodman, Tony Attwood

'This brief ebook, a set of essays and poems, appears on the loneliness, frustration and unhappiness skilled, now not via the individual with the syndrome, yet through their companions, mom and dad and different kinfolk: it really is they who've to deal with the absence of communique, affection and empathy anticipated from a reciprocal loving relationship.'

- Irish magazine of clinical Science

The problems confronted via individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) can't be underestimated, however the emotional difficulties skilled through those that aid them - companions, friends and family - are frequently over-looked. targeting what's often called the Cassandra phenomenon, the place the neurotypical accomplice frequently wishes extra emotional counsel than the AS companion, this quantity gathers jointly letters, strategies and poems to offer voice to the loneliness, frustration and love felt via many people who're just about a number of individuals with AS. Assembled by means of FAAAS Inc. (Families of Adults bothered with Asperger's Syndrome), a well known help crew particularly for kinfolk, buddies and family of individuals with AS, this assortment will give you the emotional help, perception and knowing had to care for the sentiments that AS conjures up inside of shut relationships.

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She replied, “Yes,” was diagnosed schizophrenic and treated accordingly. Years later she was correctly diagnosed as having AS. She replied “Yes” because you do not see voices or smell voices or taste voices, you hear voices. ” A young boy sitting in a psychologist’s room was asked to take his book out; he went outside in the corridor. ) 30 Asperger’s Syndrome and Adults…Is Anyone Listening? Metaphors are part of our language and communication; people pick up on the allusion, it resonates meaning, makes sense of ideas or concepts.

I miss that optimism. I miss feeling hopeful. My husband has found a job where his eccentricities are accepted and even considered fascinating. I wish many things, mostly that I’d found out about Asperger’s Syndrome 25 years ago. Anonymous, New Jersey, 2002 8 Asperger’s Dungeon Like an object, I was chosen by you. Like a leech you clung, I hadn’t a clue. I was part of a plan, Of which you construed. Disguised was a future, Which only you knew. From deception you hid, So skillfully, through and through.

Where do we go? What should we do, the spouses, the parents, the siblings? We are the bearers of this emotional pain in this unrelenting abnormality. Where do we, the “walking wounded,” go for help? Karen E. , 2000 7 Be Careful What You Wish For I don’t know why I’ve stayed with my AS husband all these years. We’ve been together 25 years, married 21 years. I’ve always had the feeling that he can’t help being the way he is. When I discovered Asperger’s Syndrome a few months ago, suddenly everything made sense.

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