Asperger’s Syndrome / High Functioning Autism and Marital Satisfaction
The purpose of the study is to examine the marital adjustment and satisfaction of couples in which at least one partner has Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Adult couples of any age and sexual orientation, with or without children, are invited to participate. Our hope is that this study will contribute to the body of scientific knowledge about the strengths and stressors of neurologically mixed couples, with the goal of improving the relationships of those with AS or ASD and their loved ones.
Zero to five: Co-parenting when a Spouse has Autism
You are invited to participate in a research study about what it is like to share early childhood parenting responsibilities with a spouse/former spouse who has autism. I am conducting this study as my final project requirement toward certification in Infant-Parent Mental Health (IPMH), a two-year postgraduate fellowship program at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. The results of the study will be presented at the 2014-2015 UMass-Boston IPMH colloquium November 5-7, 2015.
Cathryn Rench, PhD, NCC, LPC
The Legacy of Autism
and the Future of Neurodiversity
By Steve Silberman
The VANILLA study is seeking participants who are male, between the ages of 18 – 45 years of age. Qualified participants will receive an initial study-related consultation, study-related examinations, and active investigational study medication and/or placebo (an inactive substance). Find out if you or s family member qualifies.
Phenomena: Only Human
The Sexual Politics of Autism
by Virginia Hughes
"Imagine you walked down the street and asked random people what autism is. What would they say? My guess: They’d talk about social skills, and the rising prevalence, and probably the vaccine nonsense. And they’d almost certainly mention that it happens to boys. The idea that autism is a mostly male disorder is pervasive in the news, pop culture, and scientific circles. And it’s not just an academic curiosity. Last year a popular fertility clinic in Sydney, Australia, reported that about five percent of couples went through in vitro fertilization just so they could select a female embryo and thus lower the kid’s risk of developing autism..."