Autism Family Counselors Paterson NJ

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The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation
(877) 444-1149
P.O. BOx 1149
Ridgewood, NJ
Support Services
Adult Support, Art Therapy, Camps, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Residential, Respite, Social Skills Training, Support Organization
Ages Supported
6-8 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The Arc of Bergen and Passaic Counties
(201) 343-0322
223 Moore St.
Hackensack, NJ
Support Services
Camps, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Residential, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization

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Mark Pesner, Ph.D.
(973) 276-9040
Fairfield Commons, 271 Route 46 West, Suite G101
Fairfield, NJ
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Social Skills Training

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The Social Skills Resource Center
(973) 276-9040
271 Route 46 West
Fairfield, NJ
Support Services
Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, RDI, 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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Spectrum for Living
(201) 358-8000 or (201) 358-8000 (K. Bentzen)
210 River Vale Rd., Suite 3
Westwood, NJ
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Communication Center of Wyckoff
(201) 891-3439
640 Wishing Well Rd.
Wyckoff, NJ
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Farleigh Dickinson University
(201) 692-2645
131 Temple Avenue
Hackensack, NJ
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Psychological Counseling, Research, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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LorettaRose,LLC
(973) 403-7613
11 Dana Place
West Caldwell, NJ
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Products/Stores
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Diane Berger, MA, BCBA
(201) 281-2147
96 Engle Street
Englewood, NJ
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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JCC on the Palisades Therapeutic Nursery
201-569-7900 ext. 337
411 East Clinton Avenue
Tenafly, NJ
Support Services
Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
Preschool

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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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