Nick Dubin was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome in 2004. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Oakland University, a Master's Degree in Learning Disabilities from the University of Detroit Mercy, and a Specialist Degree in Psychology and Psy.D. from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology. He has authored many books on autism spectrum disorders including 'Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety', also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Nick lives in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan.
1. Introduction. Tony Attwood. 2. My Story. Nick Dubin. 3. The Pathway to Accessing Child Pornography. Tony Attwood. 4. Strategies and Resources. Tony Attwood. 5. A Mother's Journey to Save Her Family. Kitty Dubin. 6. A Father's Journey to Protect His Son: A Legal Perspective. Larry Dubin. 7. Sex Education and Interventions. Isabelle Hénault.
The premise of this book is to take a specific circumstance and make it tangible and educational for individuals affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD), their families, care providers, doctors, therapists, and legal counsel. Unfortunately, it falls short of the mark because some of the contributors seemingly don't make the effort to put power into their pull. Nick -¡Dubin's (The Autism Spectrum and Depression) tale is disturbing and will be particularly difficult to accept by those who were victims of childhood abuse. His father's chapter, however, is gripping and filled with applicable information. The book is worth reading simply for this section. Attwood's (psychology, Griffith Univ., Australia; The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome) entry is the most disappointing, considering his monumentally influential work in the field of ASD literature. Isabelle H+¬nault (Asperger's Syndrome and Sexuality) does what was expected of Attwood, taking readers through developing sexuality, how social and relational deficits in conjunction with bullying and conflicting sexual sensory data can cause those with ASD to struggle with their sexual identity. She provides information for therapists and psychologists that will assist them in identifying risk factors and in helping their clients. VERDICT This title is not for those who are teaching emerging adolescents about their sexuality (Davida Hartman's Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders is a more targeted guide) but is appropriate for those who feel they, or their clients, are already struggling with this intense issue.