Does he pick the exact moment when you’re trying to unpack the food shopping, feed the children and let the dog out, all at once, to ask why his navy argyle socks are not in the drawer?If his behaviour seems inexplicable – and, frankly, infuriating – then you’ll be relieved to hear that there may be a good explanation for it: Asperger’s syndrome (AS).Most importantly, we’ve become very good at both adaptation and acceptance. But we’ve also found some surprising benefits to our aspie-NT partnership.Hopefully some of what we’ve learned will be helpful to other couples that have taken on the challenge of making an Aspergers-NT marriage work.But maybe you can also tell from my posts that it's a little bit weird. And sex, which are two of the essential areas of life one needs to be able to function in before you can feel like a normal adult.Because you know that I'll say anything, too, but sometimes, I make you cringe. And both sex and work are governed by a set of rules that many people are able to learn just by being in the world.Currently, one female is diagnosed with Asperger/Autism (ASD) for every four males diagnosed.
But if you focus on the positive aspects, it could make him the ideal husband Is your other half more likely to remember the score of the FA Cup final 12 years ago than he is to buy a present for your child’s birthday?
Life MAP Support and Social Groups for Adults First Person Accounts Events for Adults Parents of Girls Common Experiences Women with Asperger profiles are less likely to be diagnosed and more likely to be misdiagnosed for a number of reasons.
Additionally, many professionals have been trained to recognize typical Asperger/autism spectrum expression more easily in males than in females.
For those not familiar with AS, it is a mild autistic spectrum disorder, where those afflicted can lead ‘normal’ lives, but behave in a way that is rigid and lacking in sensitivity, living up to male stereotyping – in spades.
It’s no surprise then that men account for 90 per cent of AS diagnoses.
One Korean study suggests that two-thirds of girls and women go undiagnosed as a result of subtler or different manifestations of the profile than boys and men.