The Journal Of Best Practices

Author: David Finch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439189757
Size: 55.56 MB
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The warm and hilarious bestselling memoir by a man diagnosed with Asperger syndrome who sets out to save his marriage. At some point in nearly every marriage, a wife finds herself asking, What the @#!% is wrong with my husband?! In David Finch’s case, this turns out to be an apt question. Five years after he married Kristen, the love of his life, they learn that he has Asperger syndrome. The diagnosis explains David’s ever-growing list of quirks and compulsions, but it doesn’t make him any easier to live with. Determined to change, David sets out to understand Asperger syndrome and learn to be a better husband with an endearing yet hilarious zeal. His methods for improving his marriage involve excessive note-taking, performance reviews, and most of all, the Journal of Best Practices: a collection of hundreds of maxims and hard-won epiphanies, including “Don’t change the radio station when she’s singing along” and “Apologies do not count when you shout them.” Over the course of two years, David transforms himself from the world’s most trying husband to the husband who tries the hardest. He becomes the husband he’d always meant to be. Filled with humor and surprising wisdom, The Journal of Best Practices is a candid story of ruthless self-improvement, a unique window into living with an autism spectrum condition, and proof that a true heart can conquer all.

Marriage And Lasting Relationships With Asperger S Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Eva A. Mendes
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857009818
Size: 72.51 MB
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Proven counseling strategies that will help improve the relationships of married, long-term or co-habiting couples with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder). ASD relationship expert Eva A. Mendes provides advice straight from the couples' counselling room that can be applied in day-to-day living and help with the challenges that can arise in relationships where one or both partners are on the autism spectrum. This includes issues surrounding diagnosis, mental health, sexual compatibility, sensory needs, executive functioning, theory of mind, communication, and co-parenting. She offers unique practical ideas for positive change such as creating a relationship schedule, making expression of appreciation and gratitude a part of every day, and finding mutually satisfying activities and special interests to engage in with your partner. The strategies in this book will be useful to couples themselves and any couples' counselors or therapists working with them.

Helping Adults With Asperger S Syndrome Get Stay Hired

Author: Barbara Bissonnette
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500526
Size: 75.70 MB
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Employment expert Barbara Bissonnette provides strategies that professionals and parents need to guide individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to manageable jobs, and keep them employed. Career counselors and coaches, vocational rehabilitation specialists, other professionals, and parents are often unsure of how to assist people with Asperger's Syndrome. Traditional career assessments and protocols do not match their unique needs. In this practical book, readers will gain insight into how people with Asperger's Syndrome think and the common employment challenges they face. It explains how to build rapport and trust, facilitate better job matches, improve interpersonal communication and executive function skills, and encourage flexible-thinking and problem-solving. With tried-and-tested advice, assessment tools, and in-depth profiles of actual coaching clients and innovative companies that are utilizing the specialized skills of people with Asperger's, this book shows the way to a brighter employment future for those on the autism spectrum.

Ask The Expert

Author: Bonnie Miller Rubin
Publisher: Agate Digital
ISBN: 157284499X
Size: 27.99 MB
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Collecting more than 60 articles written by Bonnie Miller Rubin for the Chicago Tribune between 2011 and 2014, Ask the Expert is a go-to source for questions about health and family. Each article in the series features an interview with a specialist, including a gerontologist, a clinical social worker, and a neuroscientist, among many others. The interviews are concise yet instructive, and Bonnie Miller Rubin's introductory commentary for each article combines helpful foundational information and snappy, engaging writing. Ask the Expert covers a wide variety of topics from cardiovascular troubles and women's hair loss to alternative medicine and avoiding children's mood swings. The first section of the book includes articles about health, covering areas such as aging, end-of-life care, brain health, cholesterol, medical advancements, and mental health. Also included are sections on nutrition, exercise, and weight loss, as well as pregnancy, parenting, and women’s health. The final section of the book includes articles about lifestyle and family issues.