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Crowdsourcing Mornings: The Autism Partner Handbook: How To Love An Autistic Person

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So, your partner is autistic. Or you suspect they might be. And you’re wondering, “What does this mean for my relationship?”

This essential guide to a healthy, equal relationship based on trust and respect is drawn from Dr. Faith’s years of experience as a couples therapist and Joe Biel and Elly Blue’s firsthand experiences.

We wrote this book primarily for allistic (non-autistic) people in a relationship with an autistic partner, whether that diagnosis is longstanding, new, or just something you’re starting to think about.

But there are insights in this book for everyone about how to set each other up for success, communicate like champs, respect one another’s differences, and support one another’s unique needs.

Joe gets asked for advice every day by allistic people who are at their wits end from not understanding their autistic partner. But most autism-oriented relationship books infantilize autistic partners . . . while assuming that their allistic or neurotypical partner has everything figured out.

That’s not our experience! We wrote this book from the assumption that everyone has equal worth in a relationship, and everyone is also probably bringing plenty of baggage to work through, too. We wanted to share our experience and perspective (Dr. Faith from her many years as a relationships counselor to partners with all kinds of brains, and Joe and Elly from being together for 14 years) so you can dive right into the key conversations you need to make your relationship strong.

Inside you’ll find:

  • Vivid descriptions of what it’s like to be autistic, giving you plenty of fodder for conversations with your partner
  • Insight into the pitfalls, assumptions, and unexamined privileges allistic people can fall into in their relationships with autistic people
  • Tons of insights and therapist-developed tools for getting along, communicating, resolving conflict, and generally building a superbly healthy and supportive partnership
  • Strategies for navigating everyday home and family life together when someone has major sensory icks or struggles with executive function
  • Arbitration for your terminal disagreements over how and when it is logical to do the laundry!
  • Guidance for handling life together outside your safe haven, when you must deal with friends, relatives, disapproving strangers, or armed authorities

…. and more! So much more. We really wrote our hearts out for you, friends.

As of March 7th, this project has raised $6,200 of their $7,000 goal. This project has 4 days left to raise the $7,000 or it will not be funded. For a pledge of $12, you will get one eBook.  For a pledge of $15, you will get one book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:

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