By Karen E. Rodman, Tony Attwood

'This brief e-book, a set of essays and poems, seems on the loneliness, frustration and unhappiness skilled, no longer through the individual with the syndrome, yet through their companions, mom and dad and different family: 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 clinical Science

The problems confronted by means of individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) can't be underestimated, however the emotional difficulties skilled by way of those that help them - companions, friends and family - are frequently over-looked. concentrating on what's often called the Cassandra phenomenon, the place the neurotypical accomplice usually wishes extra emotional information than the AS companion, this quantity gathers jointly letters, recommendations and poems to provide voice to the loneliness, frustration and love felt via a lot of persons who're on the subject of a number of individuals with AS. Assembled via FAAAS Inc. (Families of Adults troubled with Asperger's Syndrome), a widely known aid team in particular for family, acquaintances and family of individuals with AS, this assortment will give you the emotional aid, perception and figuring out had to care for the sentiments that AS conjures up inside of shut relationships.

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I can not comprehend just what it is I see. I look up perplexed, Humiliated and embarrassed, For the path was hidden well, Through a lifetime of habit. Naked on the dungeon floor, I lie cold with little light. The chains are woven around me, Your hold is mighty tight. Time withers by slowly, As I feel my soul decay. I struggle to break free, I just can’t find the way. Your intentions weren’t as cold, As they may have first appeared. I just can’t understand, Why you brought me here? The solution isn’t clear, As I sadly slip away.

People with AS who have to do performance management assessments of subordinates may be very unfair and unjust. They may sabotage others’ plans and can be malicious, prejudiced, resist change and may be drawn to organizations which have fanatical religious or political views. Things I Have Learnt About Asperger’s Syndrome After Seven Years... 35 People who have realized that their partners have Asperger’s Syndrome are placed in an unenviable position. Relief is enormous with the realization that there is a reason for the partners’ behavior; they were not deliberately hurting them, they were born with this condition and it was not their fault.

It is about missing the meaning in facial expression, tone of voice, or body language. Not understanding sarcasm. A person may think someone is romantically interested in him or her when just being kind or friendly. (One young man’s girlfriend of several months went to bed with him and nothing happened because he didn’t know if she wanted him to. One young man met a girl on a week’s holiday and pestered his social worker to facilitate his move to the hostel in the town where she lived. In spite of his family’s foreboding this was done.

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