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Publisher Comments:

Many people on the spectrum never get "the talk" from their parents, and suffer from "information deficit." This book goes a long way toward filling in the gaps in their knowledge. It takes a candid look at aspects of sex and relationships as they apply to people on the autism spectrum:
  • building self-confidence
  • dating
  • personal grooming
  • cleanliness
  • explicit advice on how to initiate sex with a partner
 
Also covered:
  • avoiding pregnancy and STDs
  • dealing with rejection
  • how to build a loving relationship that includes sexual intimacy
 
This is an "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know" kind of book!
 
 
Helpful chapters include:
  • Surviving the First Wave of Sexual Interest
  • What Should Parents Say and When Should They Say It?
  • The Best Way to Date Someone is to Be Yourself
  • Male & Female Advantages and Challenges in the Sexual Arena
  • Sensory Issues in Sex!
  • When Desire Leads to a Bad Relationship
  • What Do Men Really Want?
  • What Do Women Really Want?
  • Birth Control, Disease Prevention and Personal Responsibility
  • Rape, Molestation, and Abuse

Synopsis:

Written by two adults diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, this groundbreaking, personal look at the sexual challenges of those diagnosed with autism or Asperger's includes advice on dating, sex, birth control, disease prevention, abuse, and personal responsibility.

Synopsis:

Autism - Asperger's and Sexuality is a groundbreaking, personal look at the sexual challenges of those diagnosed with autism or Asperger's Syndrome. Authors Jerry and Mary Newport were both diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome as adults. They spent much of their lives trying to be "normal" and never quite fitting in. Yet they beat the odds by becoming one of the few married couples with autism that have not only found love, but kept it alive. Their stories were the focus of the movie Mozart the Whale, starring Josh Hartnett and Radha Mitchell. Here they share their first-hand knowledge, helping to guide young autistic adults and their caregivers through this sometimes bewildering, but fascinating, topic. This book includes advice on dating, sex, birth control, disease prevention, abuse, and personal responsibility.

About the Author

Jerry Newport was diagnosed with Asperger’s when he was 47 years old. Now a popular international speaker, he is one of the foremost advocates on adult issues that impact people with autism / Asperger’s Syndrome. Jerry’s fascinating, touching, and often humorous perspective on living on the spectrum makes his books and presentations intriguing and informative. His story was even featured on 60 Minutes. Jerry has a BA in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, and was a financial assistant for the UCLA Department of Medicine. He has been active in the Autism Society of America and is responsible for starting and running Adult Group United and Autistic (AGUA), a support group for adults diagnosed with autism / Asperger’s / PDD.

Mary Newport feels both challenged and blessed by Asperger’s Syndrome. Her enthusiasm for life and head-on approach to challenges have enabled her to achieve success as an actress, composer, concert piano technician, gemologist, cosmetologist, and writer. Jerry and Mary live in Flagstaff, Arizona, and they hope their book will enrich your life, or the life of someone you love.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr. Teresa Bolick, author of Asperger’s and Adolescence

Chapter 1: Social or Sexual Relationships are not Created Overnight

Chapter 2: Surviving the First Wave of Sexual Interest

Chapter 3: What Should Parents Say and When Should They Say It?

Chapter 4: The Best Way to Date Someone is to Be Yourself

Chapter 5: Male & Female Advantages and Challenges in the Sexual Arena

Chapter 6: Sensory Issues in Sex!

Chapter 7: When Desire Leads to a Bad Relationship

Chapter 8: What Do Men Really Want?

Chapter 9: What Do Women Really Want?

Chapter 10: Birth Control, Disease Prevention and Personal Responsibility

Chapter 11: Roads Less Traveled By and the Right to Travel Them

Chapter 12: Rape, Molestation, and Abuse

Chapter 13: What About the Late Bloomers?

Glossary

Jerry & Mary Interview

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781885477880
Foreword:
Bolick, Teresa
Author:
Newport, Mary
Author:
Newport, Jerry
Author:
Bolick, Teresa
Publisher:
Future Horizons
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sexuality
Subject:
Handicapped
Subject:
Mental Illness
Subject:
Sex instruction
Subject:
Autism
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Disability
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
Puberty
Subject:
autism spectrum
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
9.09x6.02x.56 in. .80 lbs.

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Written by two adults diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, this groundbreaking, personal look at the sexual challenges of those diagnosed with autism or Asperger's includes advice on dating, sex, birth control, disease prevention, abuse, and personal responsibility.
"Synopsis" by , Autism - Asperger's and Sexuality is a groundbreaking, personal look at the sexual challenges of those diagnosed with autism or Asperger's Syndrome. Authors Jerry and Mary Newport were both diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome as adults. They spent much of their lives trying to be "normal" and never quite fitting in. Yet they beat the odds by becoming one of the few married couples with autism that have not only found love, but kept it alive. Their stories were the focus of the movie Mozart the Whale, starring Josh Hartnett and Radha Mitchell. Here they share their first-hand knowledge, helping to guide young autistic adults and their caregivers through this sometimes bewildering, but fascinating, topic. This book includes advice on dating, sex, birth control, disease prevention, abuse, and personal responsibility.
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