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Asperger Syndrome and Social Relationships

Asperger Syndrome and Social Relationships

Stephen William Cornwell | Alexandra Brown | Vicky Bliss | Liane Holliday Willey | Anne Henderson | Giles Harvey | Chris Mitchell | PJ Hughes | Stephen Jarvis | Wendy Lawson | Kamlesh Pandya | Hazel Dawn Lockwood Pottage | Neil Shepherd | Dean Worton | Genevieve Edmonds | Luke Beardon


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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.'

- Professor Tony Attwood

Social interaction among neurotypical people is complex and in many ways illogical. To the person with Asperger Syndrome (AS) it is also woefully unintuitive. In this book, adults with AS discuss social relationships, offer advice and support for others with AS and provide necessary insights into AS perspectives for those working and interacting with them.

The contributors evaluate a range of social contexts and relationship aspects, including:

* online relationships - a worldwide social network based on non-verbal communication,

* the unwritten rules of neurotypical socialising,

* the need for mutual understanding between those with AS and neurotypicals,

* the effects of struggling socially on one's self-esteem and frame of mind, and

* the opportunities provided by social skills workshops or interest groups.

This is essential reading for adults with AS, their family and friends, as well as service providers and other professionals providing support for people with AS in adult life.

Sound advice for others with AS, as well as those involved with them socially, interpersonally or as employers or colleagues. Extremely readable and highly informative.
Human Givens
I would strongly recommend this series for: adults with AS, their family and friends, service providers, employment services, career advisors and companies employing or looking to employ individuals with AS and other professionals supporting people with AS in adult life.
GAP Good Autism Practice

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
front cover front cover
Asperger Syndrome and Social Relationships:\rAdults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome 3
Contents 5
1.\rOne-Channel\rCommunication: Developing\rSocial Relations Online 19
2.\rDeveloping a\rBetter Social Understanding 27
3.\rThe Difficulty\rof Social Contact and the\rImpact on My Mental Health 35
4.\rSocial\rRelationships for People with\rAsperger Syndrome: How to\rHelp People Understand 41
5.\rSocial\rRelationships and the\rCommunication Problem 49
6.\rSocial\rRelationships and Social\rInclination 61
7.\rThe Social\rWorld and Me 73
8.\rAspie Village:\rA Web-Based Social Forum 85
9.\rUnderstanding\rand Enjoying Successful\rSocial Relationships 97
10.\rSocializing 101\rfor Aspies 113
11.\rMaking Friends\ris Not Easy 125
12.\rSocial\rRelationships I’ve Had and\rFrom Which I’ve Learned 135
13.\rAsperger\rSyndrome and Social\rRelationships: My\rExperiences and Observations 147
14.\rA Stranger in a Strange Land: A Journey Through the Social Weirdness of the Neurotypical 151
INDEX\r 165
back cover back cover