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ASPIA's Handbook for Partner Support (published 2012)

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ASPIA’s Handbook for Partner Support: A collection of ASPIA’s best information for the support of partners of adults with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Preview and purchase ASPIA's Handbook for Partner Support in paperback or PDF (eBook), or Amazon for Kindle format.

This Handbook contains a decade worth of information and ideas gathered for use in ASPIA’s support group meetings.  The contents reflect the reality of the private day-to-day experience of the non-Asperger partner or family member, and the desperate yearning to find solutions and clear pathways forward through the confusing complexities towards a more hopeful and peaceful relationship outcome.

Information is grouped as follows:
Section 1: The Journey Begins;
Section 2: The Legacy of Ignorance;
Section 3: A Wealth of Helpful Information;
Section 4: Newsletter “Thoughts”;
Section 5: Words fail us - Advocacy and Representation;
Section 6: ASPIA’s Story;
Section 7: Establishing a Support Group - Samples & Guides;
Section 8: Concluding Thoughts.
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Insight for the Journey: Validating and Support Thoughts for Partners of Adults on the Spectrum (Asperger's Syndrome) by Carol Grigg


This small volume contains a collection of Carol's "Newsletter Thoughts" which have become a tradition within ASPIA's support for partners of adults with Asperger’s Syndrome (Sydney). These thoughts, as well as several new essays, have been written since the publication of ASPIA's Handbook for Partner Support (2012).

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Asperger Awareness: A key to success for IT and technical managers by Stephen Plowright

Published in 2011, this concise, insightful book by Stephen Plowright is aimed at both managers and people employed in a technical roles, and has had an excellent reception by many people with Asperger syndrome (AS), particularly those working in the IT industry. Chapter titles are:

1. What is Asperger's?
2. Appreciating AS traits at work
3. The work environment
4. Optimising work & reducing stress
5. Managing with high AQ (Asperger Quotient)
6. Training and qualifications
7. AS/High AQ and diversity

'Useful for technical people who want to better understand their own traits and abilities, and also their rights in the workplace' (from More information and to order a copy, go to Available in paperback or as an ebook.


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Other Recommended Books

  1. The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome by Tony Attwood

  2. Asperger's Syndrome, a Guide for Parents & Professionals by Tony Attwood

  3. The Asperger Couple's Workbook: Practical Advice and Activities for Couples and Counsellors by Maxine Aston

  4. Counselling for Asperger Couples by Barrie Thompson

  5. 22 Things a Woman must know if she loves a man with Asperger's Syndrome by Rudy Simone

  6. Solutions for Adults with Asperger's Syndrome: Maximizing the Benefits, Minimizing the Drawbacks to Achieve Success by Juanita Lovett

  7. Asperger's Syndrome from the Inside Out: A supportive and practical guide for anyone with Asperger's Syndrome by Michael John Carley

  8. Making Sense of Sex: A Forthright Guide to puberty, sex and relationships for people with Asperger's Syndrome by Sarah Attwood

  9. Asperger's Syndrome and Sexuality from Adolescence through Adulthood by Isabelle Henault

  10. Aspergers in Love by Maxine Aston, Jessica Kingsley Publishers (JKP)

  11. Asperger Employment Workbook by Roger N Meyer, JKP

  12. The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome by Maxine Aston

  13. Asperger's Syndrome and Adults ... Is Anyone Listening? Essays and Poems by Partners, Parents and Family Members of Adults with Asperger's Syndrome by Karen E Rodman, JKP

  14. Asperger Syndrome & Long-Term Relationships by Ashley Stanford, JKP

  15. An Asperger Marriage by Gisela & Christopher Slater-Walker, JKP

  16. The Essential Difference by Simon Baron-Cohen, Penguin Books

  17. Asperger Syndrome in the Family: Redefining Normal by Liane Holliday Willey, JKP

  18. Living and Loving with Asperger Syndrome: Family Viewpoints by Patrick, Estelle & Jared McCabe

  19. Build your own Life: A Self-Help Guide for Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome by Wendy Lawson, JKP

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

  21. Discovering my Autism by Edgar Schneider

  22. Living the Good Life with Autism by Edgar Schneider

  23. Through the Eyes of Aliens: A book about Autistic People by Jasmine Lee O'Neill

  24. My Life with Aspergers by Australian author Megan Hammond, New Holland Publishers

  25. Confessions of an Unashamed Asperger by Australian author Ron Hedgcock, currently available as an ebook

  26. Life with a Partner or Spouse with Asperger Syndrome: Going over the Edge? Practical steps to saving you and your relationship, by Kathy J Marshack, Autism Asperger Publishing Company

  27. The Aardvark's Wife An intimate view into the life and challenges of an Asperger Marriage, by Carolyn Woods, Woods Media.

  28. Look me in the eye by John Elder Robison

  29. Be different: Adventures of a free-range Aspergian with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, families & teachers by John Elder Robison

  30. Connecting with your Asperger partner: Negotiating the maze of intimacy by Louise Weston, JKP Publishers

  31. The Partner's Guide to Asperger Syndrome by Susan J. Moreno, Marci Wheeler and Kealah Parkinson. Foreword by Tony Attwood. Jessica Kingsley Publishers

  32. What Men with Asperger Syndrome want to know about Women, Dating and Relationships by Maxine Aston

  33. Troubleshooting Relationships on the Autism Spectrum: A user's guide to resolving relationship problems by Ashley Stanford

  34. Out of Mind - Out of Sight: Parenting with a Partner with Asperger Syndrome by Kathy Marshack


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