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By Gisela Slater-Walker, Christopher Slater-Walker, Tony Attwood

Whilst Chris Slater-Walker was once clinically determined with Asperger Syndrome it defined why he appeared himself as "socially handicapped", yet for Gisela it intended coming to phrases with a wedding with none intuitive knowing. this is often an account of residing with AS, usually notion incompatible with marriage.

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As well as the technical interests, I’m interested in music and art, and mountain walking. Gisela: I am rather surprised by the mountain walking, because I am unable to recall the last time that Chris walked up, or down, a mountain, though he certainly likes high places to test out the reception on his radio. He will sit in front of the computer, or take it apart and put it together (in fact there are currently five in the house, excluding my laptop) for hours at a time. Chris also likes music, but has the tendency to play the same compact disc (CD) over and over again.

I had always felt excruciatingly embarrassed about having a fit in front of someone and yet this was never the case with Chris. It is difficult to explain why this was so, perhaps it was because he did not press for much information; any questions he did ask were factual, and asked without any hint of embarrassment on his part. More important, there was no hint of unease on his part when he was present during a fit. I must have done most of the talking, but gradually I found out more and more about Chris through persistent, yet gentle, questioning.

Gisela: Chris is not aware of this, though I am, and so was the second specialist who saw him. If he is uncomfortable, for example speaking to someone new, even if it is on the telephone, he will twist his ring, or fiddle in a similar way with anything to hand, including a ring on my finger. 48 An Asperger Marriage • Preoccupation with part-objects or non-functional elements of play materials (such as their colour, the feel of their surface, or the noise/vibration that they generate). Chris: The same applies here.

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