Chris and Gisela have been partners for twelve years. Four years ago Chris was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. For Chris, this was an explanation of why he had always regarded himself as 'socially handicapped'. For Gisela, it meant coming to terms with a marriage in which there would never be an intuitive understanding despite Chris's good intentions. For the couple it was the beginning of a long and still unfinished process of learning to live with a disability regarded by some as incompatible with marriage.
Chris and Gisela Slater-Walker married in 1994. They met while both studying Russian at Manchester University. They live in Hertfordshire with three children from Gisela's previous marriage and their son George. Chris was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome in 1997.
Foreword - Tony Attwood. 1. Introduction - Gisela. 2. Terminology - Gisela. 3. Relationships - Chris. 4. How we met - Gisela. 5. Diagnosis - Chris. 6. ICD-10 Criteria for Asperger Syndrome. 7. Diagnosis - Gisela. 8. Communication - Chris. 9. Communication - Gisela. 10. Affection, sentimentality and intimacy - Chris. 11. Intimacy, romance and intuition - Gisela. 12. Sex. 13. Living together - Chris. 14. Living together - Gisela. 15. Parenthood - Chris. 16. Parenthood - Gisela. 17. Social life - Chris. 18. Social life - Gisela. 19. Employment - Gisela. 20. The future - Chris. 21. Postscript - Gisela. Bibliography.
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