By Karen E. Rodman, Tony Attwood
'This brief publication, a suite of essays and poems, appears to be like on the loneliness, frustration and disappointment skilled, now not through the individual with the syndrome, yet by way of their companions, mom and dad and different kin: it truly is they who've to deal with the absence of communique, affection and empathy anticipated from a reciprocal loving relationship.'
- Irish magazine of scientific Science
The problems confronted by way of individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) can't be underestimated, however the emotional difficulties skilled by means of those that aid them - companions, friends and family - are usually over-looked. targeting what's often called the Cassandra phenomenon, the place the neurotypical accomplice frequently wishes extra emotional information than the AS companion, this quantity gathers jointly letters, strategies and poems to offer voice to the loneliness, frustration and love felt by way of a lot of persons who're with regards to a number of individuals with AS. Assembled via FAAAS Inc. (Families of Adults bothered with Asperger's Syndrome), a widely known help workforce particularly for kinfolk, neighbors and household of individuals with AS, this assortment will give you the emotional help, perception and knowing had to care for the sentiments that AS inspires inside shut relationships.
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And now today… Our biggest problems are dealing with his insensitivity. His four-year-old son asked me to talk to his daddy because his daddy tickles too hard and doesn’t know that the game (played with us after work) doesn’t involve tickling. He insults people and has no idea why they are angry. He is verbally cruel to his ex and can’t imagine why people think so. ” Another problem is his anxiety level. He is trying Paxil and it seems to help. He reacts to anxiety with anger. It’s very 54 Asperger’s Syndrome and Adults…Is Anyone Listening?
For example, not getting a child to hospital after an accident. One father put a three-year-old out in the front garden to play; the garden was open plan with no fence to the road. Another father put a two-year-old in bath water which was too hot. A mother made sandwiches with mouldy bread and put damp sheets on the bed. A father boarded up the front and back doors while his wife was out for lunch because he had not wanted her to go, and there were two infants in the house. ) There can be emotional, mental and psychological abuse of partners and children, even sometimes physical or sexual.
We use a lot of metaphorical speech, which they may take literally. ” 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.
Asperger's Syndrome and Adults... Is Anyone Listening? Essays and Poems by Partners, Parents and Family Members... by Karen E. Rodman, Tony Attwood