Aspergers and Sexuality

Asperger's and Sexuality Fact Sheet

Produced by Family Planning Queensland 2007

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Books

Making Sense Of Sex: A Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger's Syndrome

Sarah Attwood is a sexuality educator and has a sister with Asperger's Syndrome. Her book is clear and easy to read. It is suitable for children and teenagers.

An Asperger Marriage (2002).

Gisela and Christopher Slater-Walker write about their marriage. They discuss the particular concerns about communication, mutual misinterpretation of actions, or more often, lack of actions, which is often due to not reading or understanding the signals or context, and the tendency for those with Asperger’s Syndrome to do nothing in order to avoid making a mistake or evoke emotions that are confusing.

Aperger's in Love

This book is recommended for partners as well as relationships counsellors as an informative and constructive approach to those with Asperger’s Syndrome who are in love.

Loving Mr Spock

Can you fall in love with someone who has Asperger’s syndrome? The answer is yes, you can, and many people do, but when you fall in love with that aloof, intelligent, kind and idiosyncratic person, whose behaviours and emotions are confusing, you probably do not know he or she has Asperger’s syndrome....

Autism/Asperger's and Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond

Playing the dating game is often tricky: all the more so for individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome. How do AS adolescents and their families cope with sexual feelings and behaviour? How can a man with AS be helped not to overstep the mark in expressing his sexuality? How do people with AS deal with intimacy and communication in sexual relationships?

Aperger's syndrome and long term relationships

Written by the wife of a man with Asperger's Syndrome (AS), this work should provide the answers to many of the questions asked by the increasing number of people in that situation. It explains how behaviours that may have appeared odd are the manifestations of AS, and shows how understanding can lead to change, or to greater tolerance. It also provides strategies for living successfully with characteristics that cannot be changed, pointing out that AS brings also enormous strengths to a relationship, and emphasizing the value of understanding.

The Autism Spectrum Sexuality and The Law

This important book addresses the issues surrounding the autism spectrum, sexuality and the law. The complex world of sex and appropriate sexual behaviour can be extremely challenging for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and, without guidance, many find themselves in vulnerable situations. 

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. Tony Attwood.; 2. My Story. Nick Dubin.; 3. The Pathway to Accessing Child Pornography. Tony Attwood.; 4. Strategies and Resources. Tony Attwood.; 5. A Mother's Journey to Save Her Family. Kitty Dubin.; 6. A Father's Journey to Protect His Son: A Legal Perspective. Larry Dubin.; 7. Sex Education and Interventions. Isabelle Henault.

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Advocacy Groups

 A4 - Autism Asperger Advocacy Australia

A4 is a systemic advocacy organisation that advocates nationally in Australia on behalf of people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) including Asperger's Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).

ASPECT -Autism Spectrum Australia

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is Australia’s leading service provider for autism and other disabilities. Our specialised, evidence informed schools program is the largest in the world, with additional services that include information and advice, diagnostic assessments, behaviour support, parent and family support, and adult programs. We share evidence-informed Aspect practice and applied research nationwide.

Caroline runs an ADULT SOCIAL GROUP

The Social Group targets adults with Asperger’s or high functioning autism who have minimal support needs. We meet on a fortnightly basis, usually on a Wednesday night, in and around the Inner Western suburbs. All participants of the Adult Social Group are required to make their own transport arrangements to and from each activity. As you will see from our calendar, there is a varied selection of fun activities coming up over the next 6 months, all within easy reach of public transport. These activities are an excellent opportunity for our clients to make new friends and to develop their social and communication skills within a safe and nurturing environment.

 If you would like further information about the Adult Social Group, please do not hesitate to give me a call on 0409 603 582. You will also find information on the Adult Social Group, including our admission criteria, on our website: www.autismspectrum.org.au/adultsocialgroups

We ask that new participants call me prior to attending for the first time – the calendar is prepared 6 months in advance and on occasion the planned activity is changed or cancelled; I wouldn’t want anyone turning up for an activity that is no longer taking place.

Kind regards,

Caroline

Autism Community Network,

Is a parent run organisation that hold support groups and social events across the Sydney Metro area, you may find information on this page useful.

Autism Advisory and Support Service,

Is another parent run organisation that you may find helpful

ASPIA Asperger Syndrome Partner Information Australia Inc

ASPIA is a support group for people whose partners have Asperger's Syndrome. Monthly support group meetings are held on the first Saturday of every month (except January), from 2pm - 5pm. At Parramatta RSL Club, Macquarie Street, Parramatta.

For further information, contact ASPIA on mobile phone               0408 817 828        

Austism and Asperger's Support Group Inc  

The Autism and Asperger's Support Group was formed in 1998 by a group of parents and carers of individuals who had the diagnosis of either Autism or Asperger's Syndrome. The group is for for parents, carers, and individuals to come together to help and support each other by sharing stories and to give or seek advice.   We welcome all new members - families and/or individuals - who wish to come to our Support Group meetings, our organised events and activities and our social groups.

Hawksbury Group, Richmond NSW:      0425 380 575

Inner West Group Croydon Park:       0425 380 574

ASPIRES

Is an on-line resource for spouses and family members of adults suspected or diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders.  Problem-solving approach to relationship dilemma's where one person has an autistic spectrum disorder.  

Families of Adults Affected by Asperger's Syndrome 

Aims to validate and support family members who do not have Asperger's Syndrome, but whose lives are are affected by this disability.