Asperger’s Community Podcasts & Downloads

Everyone has learning difficulties, because learning to speak French or understanding relativity is difficult. —  Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

‘Understanding my partner with AS’ trailer

This is a trailer of a full hour two part presentation by Professor Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett.

If, after viewing this clip, you would like to purchase the full presentation, please click on the link below.

‘Understanding my partner with AS’. (Pt I: 41.11 minutes Part II: 48.24 minutes)

Professor Tony Attwood, a world expert and leading authority on Asperger’s Syndrome and autism and Dr Michelle Garnett, the Founder of Minds & Hearts, present this downloadable resource for neurotypical partners. The aim of the session is to help partners to cope with the demands of being in a relationship with someone on the autism spectrum. Whilst being in a relationship with someone with AS has its own unique rewards, there can also be challenges. The speakers provide insight into typical experiences and difficulties that many AS partners experience in a relationship, as well as the common experiences for their partners. The recording includes a question and answer session, showing the presenters integrating their knowledge and experience into practical strategies and advice.

The Affection Project

Dr Michelle Garnett asks ‘How can we assist children with Asperger’s Syndrome to understand and express affection?’ This talk was the basis for her book, ‘From Like to Love for Young People with Asperger’s Syndrome’.

An Asperger’s diagnosis transforms one couple’s marriage

David Finch, author of ‘The Journal of Best Practices’ talks about the impact of Asperger’s diagnosis on his marriage and his decision to manage the behaviours that, in his words “were wreaking havoc in our marriage”.