Autism Family Counselors Long Island City NY

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Felicia Fera Speech Pathology
(646) 701-1965
332 E 67th St
New York, NY
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Private School (Multi-disability), Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Easter Seals New York
518-438-8785; 212-244-6053
29 W. 36th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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The Manhattan Social Therapy Group
(212) 941-8844
920 Broadway, 14th Floor
Manhattan, NY
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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The Learning Disabilities Associaton of New York City
(212) 645-6730
27 West 20th Street, Suite 303
New York, NY
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluations
(646) 648-2085
316 West 82nd Street
New York, NY
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, 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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The Rebecca School
(212) 810-4120
40 East 30th Street
New York, NY
Support Services
Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Lindamood Bell, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Tomatis/AIT, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Sinergia
212-643-2840; 866-867-9665
134 West 29th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Epilepsy Society of New York City
(212) 633-2930
305 7th Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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New York Center for Autism Charter School
(212) 860-2580
433 E. 100th St. (at P.S. 50)
new york, NY
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Dr. Jeffrey Kassinove
(212) 580-0080
New York, NY
Support Services
Behavior Assessment, Educational Assessment, Marriage & Family Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten

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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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