My name is Maxine Aston and I live and work in Coventry, England - a city close to Shakespeare's birthplace.
I achieved a first class honours Psychology Bachelors degree at Coventry University in 1999 and in 2007 achieved my Masters in Health Psychology.
I am the author of three books, 'The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome', published in 2001 by the National Autistic Society, 'Aspergers in Love: Couple Relationships and Family Affairs', published in 2003 by Jessica Kinglsey and 'The Asperger Couple's Workbook - Practical Advice and Activites for Couples and Counsellors', published in 2009 by Jessica Kinglsey.
I am a Relate trained couples counsellor and have been working as a counsellor since 1994. I now run my own Counselling Practice very close to Coventry city centre. I specialise in couples, families and individuals affected by Asperger syndrome.
I run workshops for both individuals and professionals. Asperger syndrome is still emerging and there's an awful lot of ignorance about the condition, within professional circles. I run workshops for women who are in, or have been in, a relationship with a partner affected by Asperger syndrome. The purpose of all of my workshops, is to bring a positive benefit to both those affected by Asperger syndrome and the partners and/or families that love them.
I have spoken at both National and International conferences since 1999, to promote awareness and understanding.
if it exists within the absence of acceptance and understanding'
Maxine Aston (2008)