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New Support Group in Portland, Oregon Focuses on Helping Partners and Spouses of Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) May 16, 2009

Licensed psychologist, Dr. Kathy Marshack, is launching a new help group, "Asperger Syndrome: Partners and Family members of Adults with ASD," in Portland, OR. This is not a therapy group, rather a place for folks to understand from other individuals and to share their story about the usually frustrating and isolating life of loving an adult with Asperger Syndrome Disorder (ASD).

In addition to supplying therapy to households dealing with ASD, Dr. Marshack is the author of "Life with a Partner or Spouse with Asperger Syndrome: Going more than the Edge?" (Autism, Asperger Publishing Co. 2009).

Marshack explains what motivated her to commence this group, "Immediately after I posted the initial chapter of my new book on my internet site, I was completely overwhelmed by the huge response from people around the world hunting for guidance and help on how to navigate a relationship with a partner with Asperger Syndrome."

The group is becoming organized via Meetup.com. Those interested in joining the group in Portland, Oregon can go to http://www.meetup.com/Asperger-Syndrome-Partners-Family members-of-Adults-with-ASD/. There is no charge for participating in this group. This group is exclusively for Neuro-typicals, for these who love and care for adults with Asperger Syndrome.

In addition to providing a safe, supportive spot to share their experiences, Dr. Marshack sees this group as a forum to learn a lot more, via books, films and guest speakers. For example, she believes films such as "Mozart and the Whale" will stimulate essential discussions about life as a partner of an ASD adult. Dr. Marshack will also invite experts in the field of Asperger Syndrome to speak, thereby producing a counterpoint to personal experience.

Right here are the details for the very first meeting: