Asperger's Syndrome and Sexuality: From Adolescence through Adulthood

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Sep 28, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 208 pages
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? What help can be given if a man with AS oversteps the mark in expressing his sexuality? How do people with AS deal with intimacy and communication in sexual relationships? In this comprehensive and unique guide, Isabelle Hénault delivers practical information and advice on issues ranging from puberty and sexual development, gender identity disorders, couples' therapy to guidelines for sex education programs and maintaining sexual boundaries. This book will prove indispensable to parents, teachers, counsellors and individuals with AS themselves.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
8
Foreword by Tony Attwood
9
Introduction
11
EXPLORING SEXUALITY AND ASPERGERS SYNDROME
13
PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIOSEXUAL SKILLS
107
The sexual profile of adults with Aspergers SyndromeThe need for support and intervention
183
References further reading and resources
193
Subject index
202
Author index
207
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Page 8 - Jessica for her confidence in me and her patience throughout the realization of this project. I would also like to express my gratitude to my parents, Jean and Jeanne, and to my sister, Geneviève.

About the author (2005)

Isabelle Hénault has a masters degree in sexology and a doctorate of psychology from the Quebec University in Montreal. She has a private practice that provides assessment and therapy for individuals, couples and families, and acts as a consultant to a variety of organizations and schools. Her expertise lies in Asperger's Syndrome, with a special emphasis on sexuality, and she is the author of a sociosexual education programme for people with AS. She is involved with several international research projects on sexual education and psychotherapy for people on the autism spectrum.

Tony Attwood, PhD, is a clinical psychologist from Brisbane, Australia, with over 30 years of experience with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. He is currently Adjunct Professor at Griffith University in Queensland.

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