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Resources for AS/NT partnerships

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Derkyderpy Thu 26-Jul-12 17:41:08

A few of us have been discussing ways to share resources and info on AS/NT partnerships on MN. This thread is to see if we can draw together some of the resources people have found most helpful and beneficial.

If you have a useful and constructive link or recommendation to suggest, please do add it!

smile thanks smile

Derkyderpy Fri 30-May-14 23:23:05
apaintedveil Tue 11-Mar-14 00:12:33

There's a new website here:

www.different-together.co.uk/

apaintedveil Fri 10-Jan-14 12:29:45
apaintedveil Fri 10-Jan-14 09:46:37
apaintedveil Thu 14-Nov-13 16:56:11
apaintedveil Fri 18-Oct-13 18:05:23
apaintedveil Fri 18-Oct-13 18:04:51
apaintedveil Fri 23-Aug-13 16:09:14
apaintedveil Fri 23-Aug-13 16:01:06

www.aspires-relationships.com/

There is a new pdf on the link: Marriage with Asperger’s Syndrome: 14 Practical Strategies. Recommended.

apaintedveil Fri 23-Aug-13 15:52:12
apaintedveil Fri 23-Aug-13 15:50:45
apaintedveil Fri 23-Aug-13 14:45:35
apaintedveil Fri 23-Aug-13 14:39:32

In fact the PASDA Handbook here is quite remarkable. Lots of Scottish resources, but tons of info for people anywhere. Seriously, look at it. I'm stunned.

apaintedveil Fri 23-Aug-13 14:20:07

www.pasda.org.uk/

PASDA seems to be a fantastic resource for people in Scotland. Scroll down that page to their resources link.

MrsTwgtwf Mon 19-Aug-13 15:18:53
MrsTwgtwf Mon 19-Aug-13 15:09:24
MrsFrederickWentworth Sat 20-Jul-13 20:00:14

Brighton, going to pm you.

Roseannie Sat 20-Jul-13 16:03:08

Hi brighton-my dh is 54 and has AS also. I would say that my dh struggled greatly when the dcs were babies and was no help/support to me whatsoever-he became much better with them as they got older.However,we were unaware of his AS back then and for that reason I think you will probably be ok actually.You are probably well aware of your strengths and difficulties and sound as if you are really thinking this throughsmile. Your partner also knowing about your AS will make a huge difference-I wish I had known about dh back then,16 yrs ago,as I would have been able to make allowances for his behaviour. I think my dh found the baby stage very hard as he couldnt relate to them but really bonded with the dcs as they learned to walk and talk.I would also say that despite everything ,dh is a great dad and loves them to bits and they adore him also.
Hope all goes well for you and your partnersmile.

brightonmatt Fri 19-Jul-13 23:05:18

I have a diagnosis of AS, and am to become a first-time father next year at the age of 53. I have an amazingly capable and loving partner who has a 28 year-old daughter. Our families are being very supportive. I worry how my Aspergers will affect the way I react to fatherhood, and wonder if anyone else out there is/has been in a similar situation? Thanks for any advice!

MrsTwgtwf Wed 10-Jul-13 13:33:59

I have PM'd you, TheLaminator. smile

TheLaminator Wed 10-Jul-13 12:36:28

Popped on here today for some advice/resorces...
Loads of helpful links here, thanks apaintedveil.

Things have been tough recently after a big move to a new country, I`m feeling very isolated & just a wee bit stressed!
My husbands AS diagnosis is fairly recent & although some things have become easier for him to deal with/understand with regaurds to how it effects HIM and a lot of things have fallen into place. But he is finding it hard to grasp that his disorder/wiring (still struggeling to find the correct word to use...) has a massive impact on the family too. We have two boys 5 & 30months.
I have read so many articles, forum pages etc & am gaining knowledge all the time, but, my husband refuses to read anything about it. He finds excuses not to do it... not enough hours in the day, dyslexia etc.
I`m feeling as if I`m the only one who is trying to find ways to cope & communicate better.
We argue and I feel like a bitch who is pissed of with someone with no legs not being able to walk (bad analogy, i know, i`m struggeling!).
He really has no idea the amount of allowence that I make for him & just how much organising I do to make family life run relitively smoothly. I am so worried of how this is/will effect the children, and my own mental well being .His not hearing/understanding me is a massive trigger for me due to childhood abuse.
Having a bad day and wondering how long we can keep up this un-healthy cycle. Each time I try to explain how I am feeling, he gets defensive & angry & thinks I am blaming him because his is 'Not Normal' (his words).
AAargh, I dont know...think i just needed a rant, but any advice/ personal experience appreciated.

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