Paperback: £13.99 / $22.95
2008, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-881-8, BIC 2: JM VFJD VFVG
For people on the autism spectrum dating is so often an elusive art form, requiring the very skills--in communication, and in social perception--that don't come naturally to them. This book presents strategies for overcoming social skills deficits and sensory issues, to make for relationship success.
Emilia Murry Ramey and Jody John Ramey, both on the spectrum, reflect on their dating experiences and provide recommendations for relationships in both the short- and long-term. Their advice includes how to choose venues for meeting people that are free from discomfiting features; coping with typical experiences in the light of sensory issues such as close proximity with a partner, eye-contact, and physical intimacy; and moving on to extended, committed relationships, co-habiting and continuing to date after marriage.
Thorough, accessible, and very encouraging, this book is a must-read for Autistic people, those who love them, and those who are in love with them.
14 February 2011
All relationships require constant care and attention, but the love between an “Aspie” and a “Neuro-typical” comes with its own set of challenges. Celebrate Valentine’s Day this year with this outstanding and helpful collection of relationship books from JKP! Browse our catalogue for more titles on Asperger’s Syndrome and related topics.
Asperger Meets Girl: Happy Endings for Asperger Boys
Making Sense of Sex: A Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger's Syndrome
Illustrated by Jonathon Powell
Asperger Syndrome and Social Relationships: Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome
Edited by Genevieve Edmonds and Luke Beardon