Autism Family Counselors Moreno Valley CA

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Christian Counseling Service
90 793-1078
51 West Olive
Redlands, CA
Support Services
Behavior Assessment, Early Intervention, Floortime, General Supplies, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, State Resources, Insurance, State Resources, Parent Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Dr. Jose L. Fuentes
(909) 796-9300
24230 Barton Road
Loma Linda, CA
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Research, Research, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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David Adams, BCBA
(951) 809-8488
9734 Winterberry Drive
Riverside, CA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Music Therapy
(877) 620-7688
PO Box 710772
San Diego, CA
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center
(909) 620-7722
761 Corporate Center Drive
Pomona, CA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Residential, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization

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Jose L. Fuentes, Ph.D.
(909) 796-9300
24230 Barton Road
Loma Linda, CA
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Assessment, Marriage & Family Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Psychological Counseling, QEEG / EEG / Neurofeedback
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The Wylie Center Autism Spectrum Intervention Program
(951) 683-5193
4164 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Early Intervention, Floortime, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, State Resources, Regional Centers/Early Intervention Agency, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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University Center for Developmental Disabilities
(909) 880-5495
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Research, Support Organization

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Building Blocks of OC
(949) 939-8032
Lake Forest, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Marriage & Family Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Family Resource Center: Family SOUP
(530) 751-1925
1650 Sierra Avenue, Suite 106
Yuba City, CA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization, Therapy Providers

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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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