Autism Family Counselors Austin TX

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Moore-Weis Childrens Center of Austin
(512) 472-6080
1303 Lorrain
Austin, TX
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Research, Research, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Texas Parent-to-Parent
(512) 458-8600 (Austin) or 866-896-6001
AGE Building, 3710 Cedar Street, Suites 224, 226, 227 & 228
Austin, TX
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Austin Texas FFCMH
512-407-8844; (866) 893-3264
7800 Shoal Creek Road 243-S
Austin, TX
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Ruth Dubner
(214) 679-1116
Highland Village, TX
Support Services
Behavior Assessment, Marriage & Family Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult

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Stefani Bachmeier-Clemmer
(210) 264-7053
11735 Shotgun Way
Helotes, TX
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Learning Disabilities Association of Texas
(512) 458-8234
1011 West 31st Street
Austin, TX
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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University of Texas Autism Project (UTAP)
(512) 232-9390
ONE UNIVERSITY STATION
Austin, TX
Support Services
Adult Support, Aquatic Therapy, Art Therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Research, Respite, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Sports, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Behavior Pathways
(512) 670-0211
1110 Thackeray Lane
Pflugerville, TX
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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F.O.C.U.S. Initiative
(281) 240-0663
322 Brooks St
Sugar Land, TX
Support Services
Camps, Disability Advocacy, Education, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Pediatric TheraPlay, Inc.
(817) 676-1793
2401 Ira E Woods Ave, Suite 300
Grapevine, TX
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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How Do I Handle Marriage To A Spouse With Asperger Syndrome?

How do I handle marriage to a spouse with Asperger Syndrome?

Lisa Jo Rudy

Question: How Do I Handle Marriage to a Spouse with Asperger Syndrome?

My husband was recently diagnosed as having Asperger syndrome, a high functioning type of autism. He graduated from an Ivy League school, but his self-absorption, social awkwardness and rigid behaviours have affected our marriage with devastating emotional impact. Is there hope for improvement?

Answer: From Dr, Bob Naseef:

If there is one word that describes the reaction of a family member to the diagnosis of autism in someone you love, that word is loneliness. That's what I hear in your question. Rest assured that you are not alone in having this response. There is help for your husband as well as yourself. Now that autism is more widely recognized, adults as well as children, who may have not been identified as autistic in the past, are being diagnosed. This is particularly true for high functioning autism (HFA) and Asperger Sydrome (AS).

There is even a web site devoted to the issues faced by spouses and partners at Asperger Syndrome Partners and Individuals Resources, Encouragement & Support . There are numerous helpful articles archived there. There is also an e-mail subscription list for individuals with AS, and those who have a parent, spouse, or child with AS. Family and relational experiences, resources, survival tips, encouragement, and hope are offered there.

It is through this kind of sharing that many people help each other lighten the burdens of living and find coping strategies and solutions for many issues in relationships. Certainly it is not easy to bridge the communication gap that exists in the everyday life which you describe. Being simultaneously relieved and trapped is a treacherous dilemma. Usually with more information comes hope, so I would suggest you begin to learn more about Asperger syndrome. There are numerous books and websites. One good medical site to start at would be the PENN Social Learning Disorders Program . There you will see your husband's condition described as a social learning disorder which is a helpful way to look at his differences and the challenges that face both of you.

It is also important to look at the history of your relationship. You must have had good times together and shared positive feelings about each other. Try to recapture whatever glimmers of that you can of what brought you together. You may benefit from consultation with a mental health professional who is experienced in helping people in your kind of situation. Even if your husband won't go with you, you may gain some insight into the relationship that will help you regain some hope, and possibly change the chemistry of what is happening right now in your relationship.

From Dr. Cindy Ariel:

It is often both a major relief and a major disappointment to be diagnosed or married to someone who is diagnosed on the autism spectrum as an adult. Your hopes may b...

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