VIDEO CONFERENCE: No More Power Struggles

Asperger Syndrome: Partners & Family of Adults with ASD

An International Support Group facilitated by Dr. Marshack. This Video Conference is only for members of Meetup. Click here for membership details and to register for this call.

TOPIC: VIDEO CONFERENCE: No More Power Struggles

WHEN: Tuesday, January 12th, 9 am PST

Register: here.

I don’t have an easy answer for this one actually. All of the platitudes for avoiding power struggles or disengaging when they start, just don’t seem to work with our “Aspies.” They can be so determined that we are wrong that they won’t let up. It’s as if there’s a volcano inside that is overflowing and can’t be stopped even when we capitulate.

Power Struggles are different than meltdowns. They aren’t due to sensory overload or some other emotional disequilibrium. Rather it is the black and white thinking that seems to stump them.

Without empathy, they seize on a small point of disagreement and take it to the extreme. I plan to use this time to talk more about why our ASD loved ones engage in power struggles, but even more important is how to protect ourselves from these difficult moments.

Pleased make sure you have a quiet, uninterrupted space to call in. The instructions for the Zoom call will be emailed to participants during the morning of the event. The fee is $18.95. Please check your Meetup settings to make sure you are able to receive emails.

If you have any issues or you haven’t received your email, please contact Kathleen, Dr. Kathy’s assistant, at


Tuesday, January 12th 2021


9:00 am - 10:00 am



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