The autism couple's workbook / Maxine Aston ; foreword by Tony Attwood ; illustrated by William Aston and Antony Corbett.
By: Aston, Maxine C.
Contributor(s): Attwood, Tony [writer of foreword] | Aston, William Z [illustrator] | Corbett, Antony [illustrator].Publisher: London : Jessica Kinglsey Publishers, 2021Edition: Second edition.Description: 234 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781785928918.Subject(s): AUTISM | INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS | INTIMACY
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Understanding the difference -- 2. Communication -- 3. Expressing feelings and alexithymia -- 4. Non-verbal communication -- 5. Meltdowns -- 6. Social interaction -- 7. Sensory sensitivity -- 8. Sexual issues -- 9. Parenting -- 10 Home life -- 12. Coule therapy -- 13. To have or not to have a diagnosis -- 14. Who to tell about autism -- 15. What is Cassandra? -- 16. Maintaining the relationship together -- 17. Difference can work -- References and further resources -- index
"This updated edition of Maxine Aston's workbook is packed full of insightful, helpful and easily accessible activities for couples where one partner is on the autism spectrum to understand and accept their differences. This book expands on topics including verbal and non-verbal communication, sexual issues, socialising and parenting, with case studies from couples who have successfully worked through their issues. This edition is fully updated for the DSM-V and features new research into alexithymia, further insights into couples counselling, digital communication and sensory sensitivity, with new worksheets and opportunities for collaboration and reflection. Combining advice, guidance and activities, this book can be used independently by a couple at home or in conjunction with a therapist, encouraging communication and empathy to help make a neurodiverse relationship successful." --Amazon.