Prospective members of ASpar are asked to fill in a questionaire, which includes some demographics, and the following open-ended questions.
1. What kinds of behaviours does your parent show that make you think they have AS?
2. How has the AS person affected you and your family?
3. What do you hope will be the benefit to you of joining our support group?
The narratives in this blog are drawn from the group members’ initial responses to these question. They are collected before members actually join the group, so the stories are not influenced by peer pressure.
Pseudonyms are used throughout, and place names and other identifiers are changed to disguise family identities.
The “Categories” buttons will give you an idea of the demographic breakdowns of our membership.
Generally, applicants dont disclose the deeper hurts they have experienced, so the stories you will read are an understatement. The full stories don’t emerge until they begin to trust the group.
Unless our contributors choose to be identified, all identifying information has been altered to protect the privacy of the narrators and their families. Readers should assume that professions and names are always altered. Other omissions, changes and insertions, are marked in red. Every attempt is made to substitute data with a near equivalent so that the statistical categories still hold true.
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