TWAP 070 Be Shrewd: 4 Types Of Abuse Aspergers Women Need To Understand


Abuse – it’s a big word that’s hard to talk about.  Aspergian and autistic women can find themselves particularly vulnerable to it.

Awareness is the greatest way to reduce your likelihood of becoming a victim.

In this episode, Dr. Liane Holliday Wiley shares her own hard-earned experiences and lessons with us.

Today’s Guest

Dr. Liane Holliday Willey


Twitter: Aspie101

You’ll Learn:

4 Types of Abuse You Need To Understand

What is abuse?

Here’s an extensive listing of the different types of abuse, listed by Wikipedia.

In this episode, Dr. Willey covered four types of abuse.

  1. Sexual Abuse
  2. Physical Abuse
  3. Economic Abuse
  4. Emotional Abuse

She speaks candidly about her own experiences with these different types of abuse.

By listening to these examples, you can empower yourself to be alert for these types of abuse in your relationships and guard against them.


Sexual Abuse Resource – About Sexual Assault

Definition of Physical Abuse (and how to get treatment)

Article from the Thinking Person’s Guide To Autism – Identifying Good People and Avoiding Bad People: How Can An Autistic Person Stay Safe?  by Maxfield Sparrow.

Economic Abuse Defined

Live Bold and Bloom article – 30 Signs of Emotional Abuse

Dr. Liane Holliday Willey’s books:

Pretending To Be Normal

Safety Skills For Aspergers Women

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 I'm Steve Borgman.  I'm a licensed clinical professional counselor and blogger committed to bringing you hope, understanding, and solutions that you can apply to your life immediately.

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