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9781934575536

The Guide to Dating for Teenagers With Asperger Syndrome

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  • ISBN13:

    9781934575536

  • ISBN10:

    1934575534

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-01
  • Publisher: Aapc Inc
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Summary

Dating is difficult for everyone. For a teen with Asperger Syndrome, it can be overwhelming. Special education teacher Jeannie Uhlenkamp tackles some of the specific issues facing teens with AS. Written in a question-and-answer format, this much-needed book offers insight and practical advice on dating challenges. Each topic is followed by Discussion Questions (to get the conversation flowing between teens and parents/teachers) and a Main Idea (which succinctly wraps up the main point). Also included are special notes to define the more illusive vocabulary and concepts of today┬┐s dating world.

Author Biography

Jeannie Uhlenkamp is a special education instructor with a broad range of experience working with students with neurobiological disorders. She has served as an adjunct professor at Augsburg College in Minneapolis and currently teaches special education at a middle school in Redwood Falls, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Getting to Know Youp. 1
How Do I Know if She "Likes" Me?p. 2
Asking Him Outp. 4
Sweating a Lotp. 6
How Do I Accept a Date?p. 8
With My Sensory Issues, Can I Really Date?p. 10
Does He Just Want a Physical Relationship?p. 12
What Should I Talk About?p. 14
What Does Having Asperger Syndrome Mean for Me and Dating?p. 16
She Gives Me an Excuse When I Callp. 18
Interested, But too Nervous to Ask Him Outp. 20
How Can I Start the Conversation?p. 22
My First Date Was a Disaster!p. 24
Should I Call Her?p. 26
Asking Her Outp. 28
Is It O.K. to Date Someone I Met Online?p30
Officially Datingp. 33
Are My Expectations Getting in the Way?p. 34
My Boyfriend Likes to Partyp. 36
I'm Meeting the Parents!p. 38
Some Things About My Date Annoy Mep. 40
How Can I Make It up to Her?p. 42
Special Songp. 44
Getting Possessivep. 46
A Birthday Presentp. 48
Someone Wants Me to Break up With My Boyfriendp. 50
Impressing My Datep. 52
He Keeps interrupting Mep. 54
Wanting to Slow It Downp. 56
Standing up for Me too Muchp. 58
Nosey Friendp. 60
Is Dating Competitive?p. 62
Bothered by His Friendp. 64
Wishing for Perfectionp. 66
Only Doing What He Wants to Dop. 68
Table Mannersp. 70
Still Upset After an Argumentp. 72
How Can I Tell if Things are Getting Serious?p. 74
Dating Two People at the Same Timep. 76
Is It Over?p. 78
Another Girl Called Me, and My Girlfriend Got Madp. 80
Picking a Fightp. 82
Anger Issuesp. 84
Deciding Whether or Not to Have Sexp. 86
May I Kiss You?p. 88
When It's Overp. 91
Is It O.K. to Break up Over the Phone?p. 92
How Do I Tell Him to Give Me My Space?p. 94
Can I Date My Friend's Ex?p. 96
Can We Still Be Friends?p. 98
I Still "Like" My Exp. 100
We Broke up, and I Feel Lousyp. 102
Just Wonderingp. 105
Is It Weird NOT to Date?p. 106
Attractivenessp. 108
Am I Gay?p. 110
How Can I Learn More About Dating?p. 112
Is It O.K. to Be in Love With My Teacher?p. 114
Will I Ever Go on a Date?p. 116
Masturbationp. 118
Are There Things You Just Don't Say?p. 120
What are They Talking About?p. 122
Resourcesp. 125
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