Autism Family Counselors Lebanon PA

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Lebanon County Autism Spectrum Support
(717) 838-7946
529 W. Penn Ave.
Cleona, PA
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization

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Pennsylvania Counseling Services, Inc.
(717) 274-9682
350 North 6th Avenue
Lebanon, PA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Doctors, Psychiatrist, Marriage & Family Counseling, Respite, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Adams-Hanover Counseling Services, Inc.
(717) 657-2080
Harrisburg, PA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Marriage & Family Counseling, Psychological Counseling
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Mynd Works
(717) 909-3773
Camp Hill, PA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Floortime, Hearing & CAPD Testing, Interactive Metronome, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Tomatis/AIT
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Adventure and Special Days Together
(717) 763-7590
118 South Locust Street
Shiremanstown, PA
Support Services
Camps, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization

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Pennsylvania Counseling Services
(717) 272-5464
Lebanon, PA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Respite, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Pennsylvania Counseling Services, Inc
(717) 526-4881
200 South Progress Avenue
Harrisburg, PA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Doctors, Psychiatrist, Marriage & Family Counseling, Respite, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Milestones Community Healthcare, Inc
(717) 651-0016
2700 Commerce Drive
Harrisburg, PA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Special Kids Network - PA
(800) 986-4550
1011 Mumma Rd.
Wormleysburg, PA
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Community Psychiatric Centers
(412) 372-8000
Parkway Building
Monroeville, PA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Compounding Pharmacies, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, 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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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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