Research


a) Well-being of partners of individuals with Asperger's syndrome: research findings Dr Lisa Abel & Dr Vicki Bitsika, Bond University
Summary of findings.

b) Participants required: relationship experiences of both partners within neurotypical – Asperger relationship dyads.    Research now closed.

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d) Life Satisfaction of Neurotypical Women in Intimate Relationship with an Asperger's Syndrome Partner: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Jennifer S. Bostock Ling, Steven R. Cumming and Anita Bundy http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S1838095612000091

Some female NT partners experience a decline in mental and physical health, wellbeing and quality of life, which they attribute to the symptom expression of their partner’s AS. Feelings of loneliness, confusion, frustration, isolation and, at times, of ‘going insane’ are reported, as are disorders of mood (e.g., depression and anxiety), problems with sexual intimacy and sexual activity, and other medical complaints. Reports that the NT-AS intimate relationship is marred by the unwillingness or inability of their partner to engage in shared activities, to provide appropriate emotional support, to effectively communicate, to reciprocate, or to be spontaneous or flexible in their beliefs and behaviours and to learn from their mistakes, seem commonplace. These accounts also suggest that misunderstandings in communication are commonplace and empathy is often perceived by the NT partner as non-existent. Problematic social lives, as well as hardships resulting from financial mismanagement or their AS spouse’s inability to effectively engage in stable employment are also reported. P 96

e) Our mission at PhDinspecialEducation.com is to help educate people on the needs of children and adults enrolled in special needs education classes and the impact the disorder may have on families. Many resources for research projects are included here: 101 Noteworthy Sites on Asperger's and the Autism Spectrum: to view our article follow the link provided: http://phdinspecialeducation.com/autism-aspergers/

f) Conflict resolution and relationship satisfaction in individuals with an autism-spectrum disorder and their neurotypical partner…
MCNEIL, E.C.
(Bond University), ABEL, L. M. (Bond University) & DOLEY, R. (Bond University) summary of results here

Elyse McNeil, BA, PGDipPsych, is currently completing MPsychClin at Bond University (completed in April 2014). Elyse has a strong interest in the area of adult intimate relationships, eating disorders, gender and sexuality, and alternative approaches to therapy including mindfulness and energy psychology. She hopes to continue to conduct research and engage in clinical practice that benefits under-researched, under-resourced, and disadvantaged groups of society.

g) Research subjects needed for investigation of relationship experiences of individuals with Autism and their partners By Dr Lisa Abel and Dr Rebekah Doley, May, 2014    Research closed

h) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder with respect to clinical function, social cognition and maladaptive behaviour in an adult population; Ashley Stark and Dr Lisa Abel, Bond University. Subjects needed.

i) Kim Bolling, Antioch University, New England, USA, a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology, is conducting a quantitative study of marital adjustment in couples in which one (or both) partners have AS or ASD to examine the marital adjustment and satisfaction in the relationship.

j) Neurodevelopmental and psychosocial risk factors in serial killers and mass murderers. Click here for a link to the attachment.
Authors: Clare S. Allely a, Helen Minnis a, Lucy Thompson a, Philip Wilson b, Christopher Gillberg c
a Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, RHSC Yorkhill, Glasgow G3 8SJ, Scotland, United Kingdom
b Centre for Rural Health, University of Aberdeen, The Centre for Health Science, Old Perth Road, Inverness IV2 3JH, Scotland, United Kingdom
c Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
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