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The Autism Couple's Workbook, Second Edition

The Autism Couple's Workbook, Second Edition

Maxine Aston. Foreword by Tony Attwood.

Quick Overview

Advice and activities to build understanding and communication in relationships where one or both partners is on the Autism Spectrum. This edition is fully updated to reflect contemporary research and changes to the DSM-V and provides exercises for couples to collaboratively work through the challenges that may arise in a neurodiverse relationship.
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Paperback / softback
2008, 9.80in x 7.20in / 249mm x 183mm, 144pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-253-3
Paperback / softback
2020, 9.61in x 6.77in / 244mm x 172mm, 240pp
ISBN: 9781785928918


This updated edition of Maxine Aston's workbook is packed full of insightful, helpful and easily accessible activities for couples where one or both partners is on the autism spectrum to understand and accept their differences. This book expands on topics including verbal and non-verbal communication, sexual issues, socialising and parenting, with case studies from couples who have successfully worked through their issues.

This edition is fully updated for the DSM-V and features new research into alexithymia, further insights into couples counselling, digital communication and sensory sensitivity, with new worksheets and opportunities for collaboration and reflection. Combining advice, guidance and activities, this book can be used independently by a couple at home or in conjunction with a therapist, encouraging communication and empathy to help make a neurodiverse relationship successful.


'Every day I hear from either the ASD or non-ASD partner asking me what to do and what strategies to apply in their relationships. Chock-full of practical tips and perceptive illustrations, Maxine's book has long been a go-to resource for me as a clinician and a trusted companion to so many couples around the world and this updated edition is even better!'
- Eva A. Mendes, author of Marriage and Lasting Relationships with Asperger’s Syndrome for The New Autistic Couple's Workbook

'Full of practical advice and insights this book will undoubtedly be of help to couples negotiating the unique challenges when one partner is on the autism spectrum.'
- Joanna Pike, founder of Different Together and author of Neurodiverse Relationships


By (author): Maxine Aston