Maxine Aston has specialised in working with individuals, couples and families
who are affected by Asperger Syndrome.
(See What is Asperger Syndrome?)
Maxine offers confidential Assessments for adults who wish to discover whether they might be on the Autism Spectrum; a summary report is available if required.
Maxine runs a variety of workshops and training aimed at therapists, counsellors and universities who wish to increase their understanding of Asperger syndrome and it's affect on both the individual and their families. A CPD certificate for six hours is included.
Author of four books, 'The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome', 2nd Edition 2014 published by Jessica Kingsley (first published in 2001 by the National Autistic Society), 'Aspergers in Love: Couple Relationships and Family Affairs', published in 2003 by Jessica Kingsley, 'The Asperger Couple's Workbook - Practical Advice and Activities for Couples and Counsellors', published in 2009 by Jessica Kingsley and 'What men with Asperger syndrome want to know about Dating, Women and Relationships' published in 2012 by Jessica Kingsley.
Maxine and Professor Tony Attwood are currently conducting research into
How Useful is Couple Counselling
when one partner is affected by an ASD.
The aim of the research is to discover how best therapists and counsellors working in this area might benefit the couples they see.
The questionnaire is for both the partner on the spectrum and the non-ASD partner.