by Wendy Lawson
Written by an 'insider', an openly gay autistic adult, Wendy Lawson writes frankly and honestly about autism, sex and sexuality. In her new book, she draws upon her own experience to examine the implications of being autistic on relationships, sex and sexuality.
Written by an 'insider', an openly gay autistic adult, Wendy Lawson writes frankly and honestly about autism, sex and sexuality. In her new book, she draws upon her own experience to examine the implications of being autistic on relationships, sex and sexuality. Having discussed subjects such as basic sex education and autism, the author goes further to explore the wider issues of interpersonal relationships, same sex attraction, bisexuality and transgender issues. She also examines the unspoken rules that exist between people in relationships and explains why these rules can be difficult and confusing for people with autism. This book will give courage and information to adults with autism or Asperger Syndrome and provide essential insights to those living and working with them.
Wendy Lawson was originally diagnosed as being intellectually disabled, then in her teens as being schizophrenic, and finally in 1994, as having an autism spectrum disorder. The mother of four children, Wendy has been married, separated and divorced, has experienced the death of one of her teenage sons, lost friends and status due to being openly gay, faced ill health and recently come to terms with the fact that she is aging! Her youngest son was diagnosed at the age of 12 as having Asperger's Syndrome. As a qualified counsellor, social worker and psychologist Wendy has operated her own private practice for many years, and is currently working towards a PhD.
9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Acknowledgements. Foreword by Glenys Jones. Introduction. Part I. 1 Foundations of who we are: ASD and Sexuality. 2. Sex Education. 3. What is a relationship? Part 2. 4. Being in a partnership. 5. Discovering bi-sexuality, homosexuality or transgender dispositions. 6. What is Family? 7.Building a safe place. 8. Maintaining our safe place. 9. Accepting and celebrating who I am. References. Resources. Index
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