Asperger’s and Sexuality

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.

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.

ASPECT: Teen Social group 13 yrs+

ASteen is a Sydney-based parent-coordinated social group for teenagers aged 13 and over, with autism. ASteen aims to provide a safe, family-friendly environment for teens who can communicate and interact with others and are seeking friendship and development of social skills.ASPECT: Adult Social Group

ASPECT: Adult Social Group

Our supports give you the confidence and skills to live successfully on your own terms and enjoy activities and connections within your local community. Our support services have been designed to help you improve self-confidence, emotional resilience, physical wellbeing and extend networks and connections within the community.

We offer a personalised approach to working with you, creating opportunities that are shaped by your choices and the life you want to live. We place individuals and families at the centre of what we do and develop strong partnerships with you, your family and your community to achieve the outcomes that are meaningful for you.

Autism Community Network,

The Autism Community Network (ACN) is a charity focused around building a strong community of support for those impacted by autism. We use our combined knowledge and experiences as carers or individuals in the ‘autism community’ to help each other.

We now have more than 1,700 families who come together on-line and 17 LGAs across Sydney and regional NSW to create a society where people with autism and their families can lead rich, full and rewarding lives.

We support the needs of our community through varied ways.

  • Provide support groups, social groups, kids clubs and information days
  • Use volunteers with lived experiences to run most of our activities, people who understand the needs and issues first hand
  • Connect people through Secret Status Facebook pages to communicate with the network, on a local area level, connecting with their local communities
  • Connect people through ‘Common Ground’ groups, where they can support each other when facing similar circumstances. ie. parents with daughters on the spectrum, ADHD, or adults children.
  • Connect people from same cultural or language backgrounds for mutual support
  • Our website contains no ads and services or businesses listed are member recommended from personal experiences.
  • Member login to enable booking in to events, update their own information and recommend services
  • We promote credible research projects to enable people to support those working to create a better, more inclusive future for our children.

Autism Advisory and Support Service,

The Autism Advisory and Support Service (AASS) provides a range of services to support, advocate, help, educate and guide families who have a family member with Autism as well as the greater community. Relying heavily on donations and grants, AASS have proudly accomplished the opening of an Autism Community House in Liverpool, the only 24 Hour Autism Hotline in the southern hemisphere, Individual and group therapy, School outreach, Professional Development, Support Groups, Social Groups, Parent Workshops and lots more. We understand firsthand, how difficult it can be navigating a diagnosis, services, education and social events for our beautiful children.

ASPIA Asperger Syndrome Partner Information Australia Inc

Mutual acknowledgement and understanding of the Asperger marriage/life partnership experience for partners of adults with (or suspected of having) Asperger syndrome

ASPIA is a Sydney-based support group and information source for those who are involved in or interested in marriage and long-term relationships with adults with Asperger syndrome (or suspected of having Asperger syndrome).

We host a regular Partner Support Group Meeting in Burwood, Sydney, on the second Saturday of the month and in 2020 meetings will be held quarterly on 8 February, 9 May, 8 August, 14 November.

Families of Adults Affected by Asperger’s Syndrome

FAAAS was created not to pass judgment but to fulfil a definite need. Our team works diligently to provide the most up to date information and research and to provide a safe and non judgmental place for those who live and interact with Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome.