By Isabelle Henault
Taking part in the relationship video game is usually tough: all of the extra so for people with Asperger's Syndrome. How do AS kids and their households do something about sexual emotions and behavior? What support could be given if a guy with AS oversteps the mark in expressing his sexuality? How do individuals with AS care for intimacy and communique in sexual relationships? during this accomplished and distinctive consultant, Isabelle Henault can provide functional info and suggestion on concerns starting from puberty and sexual improvement, gender id problems, undefined' treatment to guidance for intercourse teaching programs and retaining sexual barriers. This e-book will turn out fundamental to folks, lecturers, counsellors and people with AS themselves.
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For some, intimacy is not felt to be necessary or important and is replaced by attempts for physical closeness which are frequently frustrating for the partner. In other cases, sexuality becomes an obsession and a fixed behavioural routine lacking in diversity and intimacy (Aston, 2001). 31 ASPERGER’S SYNDROME AND SEXUALITY Studies of sexual behaviours Few studies have examined the sexual behaviour of individuals with AS. Hellemans and Deboutte (2002) cite Haracopos and Pedersen (1992) and Hellemans (2001), who state that individuals with high functioning autism have a very real need to meet a partner and experience interpersonal relationships.
The activities in the sexual education programme described in Part 2 (Workshops 3, 6 and 12) help individuals learn to decode physical and emotional cues and to broaden their emotional repertoire. ) that it becomes quite complex, and the complexities of interpersonal relationships are often misunderstood. Individuals with AS have difficulty decoding all of the messages that are conveyed during a conversation or interaction involving several people: words and phrases with double meanings are confusing and leave them perplexed, and nonverbal language (which acts as a form of parallel communication) is also difficult to grasp.
They sometimes develop romantic feelings towards counsellors or youth workers whom they see on a regular basis. This confusion seems quite normal given that these are the people who regularly care for them (Griffiths, 1999). Intimacy and attachment are natural by-products of this special relationship. It is therefore important for professionals and parents to encourage them to develop relationships with other people in order to broaden their circle of acquaintances. They can meet new people at dances, hobby-related activities, chess clubs, or collectors’ conventions (for example).
Asperger's Syndrome And Sexuality: From Adolescence Through Adulthood by Isabelle Henault