Autism Family Counselors Scranton PA

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Center for Meaning and Relationship
(813) 598-5091
120 S. Blakely St.
Dunmore, PA
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Research, Research, Social Skills Training, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D.
(570) 836-7777
Tunkhannock, PA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Indiana/Armstrong Support Group -
(724) 349-3653
Indiana, PA
Indiana, PA
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Vocational & Psychological Services
(724) 656-6866
115 East North Street
New Castle, PA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Art Therapy, Behavior Assessment, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, 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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Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential
(215) 233-2050
8801 Stenton Avenue
Wyndmoor, PA
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Tomatis/AIT, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Devereux Foundation - Pocono Center
(570) 676-4118
1547 Mill Creek Road
Newfoundland, PA
Support Services
Adult Support, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
11-12 Grade,Adult

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Donna Cabrera
(570) 592-3524
215 Skyline Drive
Trucksville, PA
Support Services
Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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SNAAP/Special Needs Alliance of Plum Parents
(412) 798-8212
Vicki Kelley (contact)
Pittsburgh, PA
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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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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Northwestern Pennsylvania Autism Society of America
(814) 451-2550
PO Box 3923
Erie, PA
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
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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