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22 Things a Woman with Asperger's Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know by Rudy Simone -  Rudy Simone covers 22 common areas of confusion for someone dating a female with AS and includes advice from her own experience and from other partners in real relationships. She talks with humour and honesty about the quirks and sensitivities that you may come across when getting to know your partner. All the pivotal relationship landmarks are discussed, including the first date, sex, and...more »

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A Self-Determined Future with Asperger Syndrome / Solution Focused Approaches by E. Veronica Bliss and Genevieve Edmonds - A Self-Determined Future with Asperger Syndrome presents an empowering, practical approach to helping people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to succeed at college, at work, at home and in life.  The authors highlight how treating AS as a `problem' is unproductive, and advocate a solution focused approach which recognizes and uses the strengths of people with AS to foster mutual respect and... more »

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A Special Book About Me / A Book for Children Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome by Josie Santomauro who has autism

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A Strange World – Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and PDD-NOS / A Guide for Parents, Partners, Professional Carers, and People with ASDs by Martine F. Delfos - A Strange World is an intriguing and comprehensive guide to autistic spectrum disorders presented from a new scientific perspective. Delfos's biopsychological model provides a strong theoretical analysis of the nature of autism and what problems it can cause. She offers practical advice on how to... more

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Adults on the Autism Spectrum Leave the Nest / Achieving Supported Independence by Nancy Perry - Children on the Autism Spectrum often grow up to find they are unable to cope effectively with the challenges of adult life. This book shows that, with the appropriate lifelong care from parents and carers, it is possible for those with neurodevelopmental disabilities to achieve supported independence and live fulfilling adult lives. more »

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Aspergirls / Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome by Rudy Simone Foreword by Liane Holliday Willey

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An Exact Mind: An Artist With Asperger Syndrome by Peter Myers, Simon Baron-Cohen and Sally Wheelwright

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Allow Me! A Guide to Promoting Communication Skills in Adults with Developmental Delays by Irma D. Ruiter

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Asparagus Dreams by Jessica Peers

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Asperger Meets Girl / Happy Endings for Asperger Boys by Jonathan Griffiths - Men with Asperger's Syndrome, young and old, experience difficulty with social interaction, which can be a stumbling block when it comes to getting a girlfriend. Here is a book that demystifies the enigma of 'relationships' by explaining everything in Asperger-friendly terms (some of them mathematical, naturally). more

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Asperger Syndrome - A Love Story by Sarah Hendrickx and Keith Newton - Open, 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. more »

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Asperger Syndrome and Alcohol / Drinking to Cope? by Matthew Tinsley and Sarah Hendrickx - Asperger Syndrome and Alcohol exposes the unexplored problem of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) using alcohol as a coping mechanism to deal with everyday life. Alcohol can relieve the anxiety of social situations and make those with ASDs feel as though they can fit in. Ultimately, however, reliance on alcohol can lead the user down a path of self-destruction and exacerbate... more »

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Asperger's Syndrome and Sexuality From Adolescence through Adulthood By Isabelle Hénault - Playing the dating game is often tricky: all the more so for individuals with Asperger's Syndrome. How do AS adolescents and their families cope with sexual feelings and behaviour? What help can be given if a man with AS oversteps the mark in expressing his sexuality? How do people with AS deal with intimacy and communication in sexual relationships? In this comprehensive and unique guide,... more »

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Asperger Syndrome and Social Relationships / Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome.  Edited by Genevieve Edmonds and Luke Beardon - 'This book is essential reading to understand the social abilities of adults with Asperger's syndrome. The contributors each have different personalities and experiences, but together they provide a range of strategies to encourage people with Asperger's syndrome to achieve the social relationships they desire.' more »

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Aspies on Mental Health / Speaking for Ourselves by Edited by Luke Beardon and Dean Worton - People with Asperger Syndrome (AS) can be particularly at risk of developing mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression. Here, adults with Asperger Syndrome speak out about their own experiences of mental health issues, offering sound advice for other Aspies and providing valuable insights for family, friends and also for mental health professionals. more »

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Autistics' Guide to Dating / A Book by Autistics, for Autistics and Those Who Love Them or Who Are in Love with Them by Emilia Murry Ramey and Jody John Ramey - For people on the autism spectrum dating is so often an elusive art form, requiring the very skills--in communication, and in social perception--that don't come naturally to them. This book presents strategies for overcoming social skills deficits and sensory issues, to make for relationship success. more » 

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Autism -An Inside-Out Approach: An Innovative Look at the Mechanics of 'Autism' and Its Developmental 'Cousins' by Donna Williams

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Autism and Sensing : The Unlost Instinct by Donna Williams

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Autism All-Stars / How We Use Our Autism and Asperger Traits to Shine in Life, Edited by Josie Santomauro - Looking at the positive influences, great talents and unique thought processes of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, this book is a celebration of those who have used their autism to shine in life. more »

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Awakenings by Oliver W. Sacks

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Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome by Stephen M. Shore

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Build Your Own Life: A Self-Help Guide For Individuals With Asperger Syndrome by Wendy Lawson / As someone with Asperger Syndrome, Wendy Lawson knows all about the social difficulties that accompany the condition. In this book, she guides others on the autism spectrum through the confusing... more

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Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome - Integrating Multiple Perspectives by Edited by Kevin P. Stoddart.  This book offers a comprehensive overview of clinical, personal and research perspectives on Asperger Syndrome, including contributions from parents and experts in the fields of psychology, social work, psychiatry, genetics, sexology and vocational counselling. It includes first-hand accounts... more

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Congratulations; It's Asperger Syndrome by Jen Birch

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Connecting With Your Asperger Partner / Negotiating the Maze of Intimacy by Louise Weston - Communication and intimacy can feel like a constant struggle in relationships where one partner has Asperger Syndrome (AS). For the neuro-typical partner (NT) in particular, this can be an endless source of frustration, misunderstandings, and tears. more »

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Concepts of Normality / The Autistic and Typical Spectrum by Wendy Lawson - For those with autism, understanding 'normal' can be a difficult task. For those without autism, the perception of 'normal' can lead to unrealistic expectations of self and others. This book explores how individuals and society understand 'normal', in order to help demystify and make accessible a full range of human experience. more »

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Discovering My Autism: Apologia Pro Vita Sua (With Apologies to Cardinal Newman) by Edgar Schneider

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Emergence: Labeled Autistic by Temple Grandin

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Everyday Heaven: Journeys Beyond the Stereotypes of Autism by Donna Williams
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Exploring Bullying with Adults with Autism and Asperger Syndrome / A Photocopiable Workbook by Anna Tickle and Bettina Stott - Bullying is a serious and pervasive issue for people with autism and Asperger Syndrome. This photocopiable workbook encourages adults who have been involved with bullying - as either victims or perpetrators - to explore what bullying is, the effects it can have and how it can be tackled successfully. more »

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Exposure Anxiety - The Invisible Cage: An Exploration of Self-Protection Response in the Autism Spectrum by Donna Williams

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Families of Adults with Autism / Stories and Advice for the Next Generation by Jane Johnson and Anne Van Rensselaer - Families of Adults with Autism is a collection of real-life stories of people on the autism spectrum growing up, as told by their parents and siblings.  The individual accounts explore the challenges that families of people with autism have faced, and the techniques they have used to improve the quality of their children's lives, from mega-doses of vitamins and dietary changes to intensive... more »

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Finding Out About Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism and PDD by Gunilla Gerland / 'Children and teenagers are different. Some have more differences than others and may have difficulties with things such as participating in group activities, or really understanding how other... more

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Fragile Success: Ten Autistic Children, Childhood to Adulthood by Virginia Walker Sperry, M.A. / This book presents ten longitudinal case studies of individuals with autism and discusses the nature of childhood autism and teaching children with autism. The studies involve students of the... more

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Getting to Grips with Asperger Syndrome / Understanding Adults on the Autism Spectrum by Carol Hagland - Getting to Grips with Asperger Syndrome is a practical, problem-solving guide for those caring for or supporting an adult with Asperger Syndrome (AS). It will help them understand the condition and the difficulties it may cause, so that they can offer support in the most beneficial way. more »

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Group Music Activities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities / by Maria Ramey - Musical games and activities can significantly improve the social, emotional, cognitive and motor skills of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. However, many music therapy resources are written with children in mind, and it can be difficult to find suitable age-appropriate activity ideas for adults. more »

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Love, Sex and Long-Term Relationships / What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want - What are the motivations and desires behind relationship choices and sexual behaviour? Are they very different for those with Asperger Syndrome (AS) than for anyone else? Does having extreme sensitivity to physical touch or an above average need for solitude change one's expectation of relationships or sexual experience? more »

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The Feeling’s Unmutual - Growing Up With Asperger Syndrome (Undiagnosed) by Will Hadcrof'Recently the phrase "Asperger Syndrome" became part of my vocabulary. It explains all the things my psychologist could not.'– Will Hadcroft
What makes the Asperger child immerse himself in such things as Doctor Who and The Incredible Hulk? In this honest and entertaining autobiographical... more

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I Don't Want to Be Inside Me Anymore: Messages from Autistic Mind by Birger Sellin, Michael Klonovsky

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Laughter and Tears / Autism and Asperger Syndrome Through the Years by Ann Hewetson - Laughter and Tears follows the life story of Mark, a young man with autism, from birth to the age of 30, and is interwoven with observations of the history of autism as it unfolds from its first diagnosis in 1943 to the present day. Ann Hewetson's first-hand account of her son Mark's life with... more

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Learning to Live with High Functioning Autism by Mike Stanton

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Life & Learning with Autistic Spectrum Diffability by Wendy Lawson

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Life Behind Glass: A Personal Account of Autism Spectrum Disorder by Wendy Lawson

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Like Color to the Blind by Donna Williams

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Nobody Nowhere by Donna Williams

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Overcoming Asperger's: Personal Experience & Insight by Robert S. Sanders Jr.

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Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome by Liane Holliday Willey, Tony Attwood

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Relationship Development Intervention with Children, Adolescents and Adults—Social and Emotional Development Activities for Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD and NLD by Steven E. Gutstein and Rachelle K. Sheely

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Right Address...Wrong Planet, Children With Asperger Syndrome Becoming Adults by Gena P. Barnhill

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Safety Skills for Asperger Women / How to Save a Perfectly Good Female Life - Life with Asperger Syndrome can be a challenge at the best of times, and trials and tribulations that neurotypicals take in their stride can leave Aspies perplexed and unsure of how to solve problems and keep themselves safe, both physically and emotionally. more »

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Somebody Somewhere: Breaking Free from the World of Autism by Donna Williams

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Soon Will Come the Light: A View from Inside the Autism Puzzle by Thomas A. McKean, et al

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Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks

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Sex, Sexuality and the Autism Spectrum by Wendy Lawson - Written by an ‘insider', an openly gay autistic adult, Wendy Lawson writes frankly and honestly about autism, sex and sexuality. In her new book, she draws upon her own experience to examine the implications of being autistic on relationships, sex and sexuality. Having discussed subjects such as... more

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Songs of the Gorilla Nation by Dawn Prince-Hughes

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Taking Responsibility: Good practice guidelines for services – adults with Asperger Syndrome by Andrew Powell

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The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome by John M. Ortiz - A fascinating collection of real-life personal profiles, The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome focuses on the talents, abilities, and achievements of individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS).  Vaschel has a remarkable connection with animals; Richard can tell the weight of any item he lifts to the nearest tenth of a pound; two-year-old Hannah detected a dangerously faulty electrical... more »

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The Partner's Guide to Asperger Syndrome by Susan J. Moreno, Marci Wheeler and Kealah Parkinson - Adults with Asperger Syndrome (AS) often have difficulties acquiring relationship skills due to the defining characteristics of the syndrome, experiences with peers during childhood and adolescence, and the expectations of their partners. However, an increasing number do go on to achieve happy and successful long-term relationships with non-spectrum (NS) partners. more

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The Passionate Mind / How People with Autism Learn  by Wendy Lawson
- In entirely accessible terms, Wendy Lawson lays out her groundbreaking theory of Single Attention and Associated Cognition in Autism (SAACA), an approach that explains autism in terms of the unique learning style of individuals on the autism spectrum. more »

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Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin

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Through the Eyes of Aliens: A Book About Autistic People by Jasmine Lee O'Neill

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Transition To Adulthood: A Resource for Assisting Young People with Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties by Hewitt B. Clark and Maryann Davis

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Trueman Bradley - Aspie Detective by Alexei Maxim Russell - Trueman leaves his hometown of Heartville, Illinois, and arrives in New York City, hoping to fulfil his dream of becoming a private detective, like his comic book heroes. He is soon told that a guy with AS could not possibly succeed as a detective. Undeterred, Trueman uses his exceptional... more

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Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome by Jerry Newport

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Understanding and Working With the Spectrum of Autism: An Insider's View by Wendy Lawson

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Women from Another Planet: Our Lives in the Universe of Autism - Jean Kearns Miller, Editor 

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Working with Adults with Asperger Syndrome / A Practical Toolkit by Carol Hagland and Zillah Webb - Supporting someone with Aspergers Syndrome (AS) can, at times, be frustrating and challenging. But a greater knowledge and understanding of the problems facing people with AS can make a huge difference to their lives. more

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Writers on the Spectrum / How Autism and Asperger Syndrome have Influenced Literary Writing by Julie Brown - From Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale characters to Lewis Carroll's Wonderland and Emily Dickinson's poetic imagery, the writings and lives of some of the world's most celebrated authors indicate signs of autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Through analysis of biographies, autobiographies, letters and diaries, Professor Julie Brown identifies literary talents who display characteristics of... more »

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Your Life Is Not a Label by Jerry Newport 

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"We each have our own way of living in the world, together we are like a symphony.
Some are the melody, some are the rhythm, some are the harmony
It all blends together, we are like a symphony, and each part is crucial.
We all contribute to the song of life."
...Sondra Williams

We might not always agree; but TOGETHER we will make a difference.

 

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