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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 Thu 26-Jul-12 17:44:06

A good starting point is the National Autistic Society's guide for partners of people with Asperger Syndrome here.

Derkyderpy Thu 26-Jul-12 17:46:23

Tony Attwood's Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is also very good.

Berris Thu 26-Jul-12 18:00:25

This blog post

In fact, the whole blog gives good perspectives, I think smile

Berris Thu 26-Jul-12 18:01:19

Balls, forgot to convert the link angry I'll try that again.....

Derkyderpy Thu 26-Jul-12 18:06:03

Thanks, Berris, that looks really interesting. smile

Derkyderpy Thu 26-Jul-12 18:11:19

I've signed up to the blog - there's tons of useful info on there, it'll take me a while to read through it.

oldgreyknickertest Thu 26-Jul-12 19:09:40

Just read the opening entry about listening and realise I follow that pattern. But I don't get asked, I have to explain. Even that is a step forward that makes things better.

Sorry, Derk has put on my only suggestion save for a historical novel about living with an obviously AS man, the Rider of the White Horse by Rosemary sutcliff, and two children's books, the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime, and the London eye mystery.

By using the two latter as bedtime book with Ds, DH was able to recognise that he is AS though with no dx. it was a relatively stress free approach to the subject. The London eye is for younger children, yrs 5 and 6 I suspect.

Derkyderpy Fri 27-Jul-12 13:20:53

This Autism Daddy blog was recommended on another thread.


Derkyderpy Fri 27-Jul-12 14:13:14

Maybe not for everyone, but this Deepak Chopra site offering free meditations was recommended on a different thread.

Derkyderpy Sun 26-Aug-12 17:06:11

FAAAS is an online resource for families.

Derkyderpy Sun 26-Aug-12 17:40:06

Maxine Aston's website.

Derkyderpy Sun 26-Aug-12 17:41:55

Hendrickx Associates - training, workshops etc.

Derkyderpy Sun 26-Aug-12 17:44:14

An inspiring YouTube clip.

Derkyderpy Tue 04-Sep-12 18:40:14

Rudy Simone's website.

Isabeller Fri 28-Sep-12 19:14:26

I found Delphi Forums AS and their Partners really helpful with a very positive approach. It is a mixed forum promoting NT/AS understanding and partners includes friends and family members.

Screaminabdabs Sun 30-Sep-12 22:46:05

Some info on victim and rescuer modes.

HappyNoelSadNoel Mon 26-Nov-12 22:37:52

Thank you so much for this thread and the links, I've been looking for some resources to help us and hadn't really found anything.
I've just ordered
The Asperger Couple's Workbook: Practical Advice and Activities for Couples and Counsellors and 22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome

Monkeytrewsers Wed 28-Nov-12 00:18:17

Just newly diagnosed with AS at 42 - and my son who is 8.

Monkeytrewsers Wed 28-Nov-12 00:18:49

If anyone remembers me - it's Monkeytrousers

MoelFammau Fri 30-Nov-12 01:44:30

I'm kickstarting a (hopefully) long running series of workshops for those on the spectrum, titled "Exploring Body Language Through Animation".

I'm a character animator with 15 years of professional credits, and I've been encouraged to develop some sessions where I share my knowledge of body language and expression and give practical hands-on workshops to small groups. The format involves discussion, acting out emotions and then attempting to transpose these on to a Plasticine figure using top of the range animation software. The style of the workshops is relaxed, informal and creative and the goal is to provide useful insights into body language in a memorable way.

I'm beginning in Glasgow and would be very grateful if people could help me get the word out! Sessions begin in the New Year and are for all ages from 8+. Please PM me for more details.

Thank you!

paintedveil Sat 22-Dec-12 14:16:32

Another useful book.

Moel, don't suppose you've got a link to your workshops, please?

paintedveil Sat 22-Dec-12 14:18:27

And another book!

apaintedveil Sat 22-Dec-12 15:27:07

apaintedveil Sat 22-Dec-12 15:28:10

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