In this comprehensive and unique guide, the author provides 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 suit parents, teachers, counsellors and individuals with Asperger Syndrome. Author: The Spectrum The book covers a myriad of topics relevant to the adolescent with Asperger Syndrome, such as body image, self-esteem, masturbation and personal hygiene.
People with Asperger's syndrome AS have sexual urges just like other people do. However, there are several factors that must be considered when people with Aspergers begin to explore their sexuality and the social interactions that go along with it. Because people with high functioning autism may be hypersensitive to touch and may struggle with nonverbal communication, it's important for them and for their relationship partners to understand how to navigate the world of sexual interaction with intimacy and compassion.
Children and adolescents with AS, just like children and adolescents with ASD, may present at the clinic with repetitive behaviors ritualized verbal and non-verbal behaviors, stereotyped motor movements, etc. Rigidly repetitive behavior and problems in social relations may in some situations cause inappropriate sexual behavior 1,2. In children and adolescents with AS, inappropriate sexual behavior such as public masturbation, inappropriate touching of people, fetishism, kissing of strangers, sexual violence, or intense interest in pornography may derive from the main symptoms of autism 1,3.
Language: English Spanish French. Like nonaffected adults, individuals with autism spectrum disorders ASDs show the entire range of sexual behaviors. However, due to the core symptoms of the disorder spectrum, including deficits in social skills, sensory hypo- and hypersensitivities, and repetitive behaviors, some ASD individuals might develop quantitatively above-average or nonnormative sexual behaviors and interests. After reviewing the relevant literature on sexuality in high-functioning ASD individuals, we present novel findings on the frequency of normal sexual behaviors and those about the assessment of hypersexual and paraphilic fantasies and behaviors in ASD individuals from our own study.
Introduction Imagine the following scenario: as a sex therapist you have seen Mark and Sarah for an initial assessment, you are now working with them together in a follow up session. The couple have been married for a year and have presented with a total lack of intimacy or sexual contact. Sarah has refused to be physically intimate with Mark since their wedding night and although she is totally committed to Mark and wants the relationship to continue, states that she has found being physically touched by him both painful and repulsive.
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorders has increased in recent years and so has the focus on high functioning autism and Asperger syndrome. This paper is an account on five such cases encountered in our hospital for whom various assessments were done including Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview, intelligence quotient assessment by Binet Kamat test of intelligence, Montreal Cognitive Assessment, Ritvo Asperger's and Autism Diagnostic Scale, and Gillberg's criteria for diagnosis. By drawing parallels from other countries, a few suggestions have been highlighted in the paper that can be considered to discard glaring deficits in the criminal law system in India in this context.
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Their intimate life with their loved one in marriage is private. If the relationship also contains heartbreaking secrets and deprivation, then it is harder to mention it to anyone else. The reality of an NT-AS relationship is that there will be many idiosyncrasies. Many NT-AS marriages seem to quickly become celibate.
How would you know? The person may be able to identify basic emotions, such as intense anger, sadness or happiness yet lack an understanding of more subtle expressions of emotions such as confusion, jealousy or worry. A person is diagnosed based on the signs and symptoms he or she has rather than the results of a specific laboratory or other type of test.