Master of Arts
Family Life Education
Capstone Committee Member (Advisor 1)
Capstone Committee Member (Advisor 2)
Capstone Committee Member (Advisor 3)
American couples today experience significant difficulties in maintaining successful long-term relationships. Couples with a Pervasive Developmental Disorder (such as Asperger's Syndrome) disabled child, often experience a significant rate of relationship failure. The need exists for available educational resources that will help such couples in distress. Distressed, or high-risk, couples need to learn relationship life and knowledge skills so they can interact in a healthy, relationship-strengthening manner. These include coping skills, communication, decision-making and conflict resolution skills, sibling dynamic issues in Asperger's families, and future planning issues for the Asperger's Syndrome child.
Recommended CitationDugan, W. M. (2004). Families with Asberger's Disorder Children: Helping High Risk Couples Develop and Maintain Healthy Relationship Skills (Thesis, Concordia University, St. Paul). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.csp.edu/legacy-capstones_mahs/4
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