Happily married to her husband with Asperger Syndrome for 25 years, Ashley Stanford is an expert on how Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can affect a relationship and her bestselling book has helped thousands of couples.
Brought fully up to date, this second edition clarifies the new DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and explains how, without a solid awareness of the condition, ASD behaviors can easily be misinterpreted. Stanford's book provides a wealth of strategies for living with the more uncompromising aspects of ASD, pointing out that ASD also brings enormous strengths to a relationship. It shows how understanding the intentions, motivations and reasoning behind ASD behaviors can lead to better communication, relief of tension, and ultimately to a happier, more mutually fulfilling relationship.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 432 g
Dimensions: 229 x 155 x 19 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
I cannot possibly make a list of all the things Ashley's book covers. There are too many! Good idea, after well-researched concept, followed by illustrative example and elaborated suggestions - pile one on top of the other until a tower strong and solid enough to withstand all sorts of interpersonal uproar stands smack bang in front of the reader.
This book is a keeper. A must-have. It is the very book I would hand any adult involved in a relationship affected by Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder). It really is that good.-- Liane Holliday Willey, author of Pretending to be Normal
I read Ms. Stanford's book some years ago as a graduate student training to be a Couples' Counselor. Now updated, she has created an insightful guide on the broad range of the Autism Spectrum as described in DSM-5. Based on numerous stories about Asperger's and long-term relationships, this book continues to serve as a valuable resource for clinicians, adults with AS and their partners alike. -- Eva Mendes, Couples' Counselor and Asperger/Autism Specialist
Chock full of illustrative examples and suggestions backed by solid research, this book fills a yawning gap in the literature of understanding what goes into success in long-term relationships for individuals with Asperger Syndrome. Even more so with the 2nd edition, this important resource is a must read for anyone involved with or supporting a person on the autism spectrum to achieve a deep, meaningful, and loving relationship. -- Stephen M. Shore, EdD, internationally-known educator, author, consultant, and presenter on issues related to the autism spectrum
Having read Ashley Stanford's first edition of this book, I am pleased that she has maintained her encouraging and positive outlook. A really refreshing and well-structured read that will offer hope to all who are in a relationship with a partner who is on the spectrum. It is a book I would recommend to anyone who wishes to increase their understanding of Asperger Syndrome (ASD level one) and relationships. -- Maxine Aston, MSc, consultant, trainer and author of several books on Asperger syndrome and relationships