Useful resources for adults with Aspergers Syndrome

If you have been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, it will often help to bring meaning to the way your life has unfolded until now. Often just the process of understanding the condition we have can help to improve the quality of life. While a label is not a cure, it is something we can explain to friends and family in a way that they can understand.

There are several good blog posts on this site describing what is Aspergers Syndrome. However if you are looking for a greater understanding of the condition, there are a number of good books and resources we recommend.

The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome by Tony Attwood

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This is an absolute must for any adult AS sufferer trying to understand their condition. An encylopedia of all things Aspergers’s combining a wide range of facts, research papers and Tonys own clinical experience. Tony’s 30 years experience of working with people shine through in the publishing of this book.

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Solutions for Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome: Maximizing the Benefits, Minimizing the Drawbacks to Achieve Success by Julian Lovett

An easy to read book, It captures the main issues of an adult living with Aspergers Syndrome. Giving words of encouragement and real life examples, it goes into great details about how to understand and deal with many of the challenges in life such as dealing with relationships.

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Aspergers Syndrome and Anxiety – A guide to successful Stress Management by Nick Dublin

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It is very common for people with AS to suffer from Anxiety in a way that is unmanageable, this book gives helpful tips and solutions on how to deal with this level of anxiety. He brings in modern research on stress management techniques for individuals with Aspergers.

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 Aspergers Syndrome and Long Term Relationships by Ashley Stanford

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This is more a book for the partners of Aspies but a very good one at that. Using her own experience of having a partner with Aspergers, Ashley provides answers to many of the issues of relationships that come with AS.

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Other Free Aspergers Syndrome Resources For Adults

If you are looking for free aspergers syndrome resources, then we recommend the following websites

http://www.aspergerfoundation.org.uk/ - Aspergers Foundation – Information and research on Aspergers

http://www.aspiesforfreedom.com/ - Forum for Aspergers Syndrome

http://www.wrongplanet.net/     – An online community and forum for Autism and Aspergers

Category: Aspergers Syndrome

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4 thoughts on “Useful resources for adults with Aspergers Syndrome

  1. I got 38, in TAFE score terms it’s a credit!!
    I think maybe my partner isn’t the only aspy in this house. he says, ‘I started it’, but I’m older,so…

  2. Aspies are the VOICE of non verbal autistic people! We know them. They are often our own children. They are our brothers and sister in the autism spectrum. All these experts on autism don’t understand us, none of us. Yes, though we may be different from autism, they are our kin, we share things like self abuse and hyper-tactile responses with even the lowest functioning autistics. It’s up to us to speak up for them NOW! Abuse of severely autistic people on the rise.

    http://www.hlntv.com/video/2012/09/27/caught-tape-autistic-man-allegedly-abused-caregivers

    http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1209/27/ddhln.01.html

    http://protectsgv.com/2012/09/autistic-man-abused-in-his-own-home-by-caregivers-hired-by-his-own-family/

    Caregivers caught on tape abusing defenseless severely autistic young man is a wake up call to all of us in autism communities across the globe. Video surveillance catching the abusers probably saved this young man’s life!

  3. I’m not “officially” diagnosed, yet the 3 times I’ve taken the test here, I’ve scored 43, 42, & 43. I doubt I pursue an official diagnosis unless I learn of a tangible benefit to do so. The more I read about Asperger’s, the more that my experiences with social struggles and of not fitting in with my peers, over most of my 46 years, make sense. Therapy has helped greatly, I’m proud to say that skills in boundary-setting and in DBT have helped TREMENDOUSLY in my life. I face challenges every day, and I usually meet them with courage.

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