Jeff Deutsch is an Aspie, who draws on his decades of Home-based Experiential Lifelong Learning (HELL) to help fellow Aspies better relate to NTs and vice versa. Now happily married to Emily, an NT who first told him about Asperger Syndrome (AS), he gives inspirational talks, group training for Aspies and also for Aspies' families' and partners' support groups, employers, service providers, first responders and others, and individual life coaching for both Aspies and NTs. He helps Aspies better get along with NTs, and NTs better recognize and deal with Aspies on the job, through social situations, in personal relationships and other aspects of daily life.
Do you know an Aspie (yes, you can include yourself!) who could use a good guide for getting along well at home, with friends, on dates and in the workplace for a variety of situations?
My in-laws and I have known each other for over a dozen years—and some of those years were before I'd even heard of AS. They've put up with quite a bit from me.
It's not fair! Who do they think they are? I'm just trying to contribute some good ideas! Why do they have to be such dictators, anyway?
I have a really nice desk in my office. It looks exquisite, and it's ready to hold my papers and serve as a great platform to work on. As soon as I finish building it, that is.
As you may already know, I'm a Toastmaster. I love speaking, always have.
Emily thought the Star and Shamrock might be a nice place, so one fine evening recently we went.
Here's what really gets to us about the holiday season. It's not the way advertisers assault us, though that's troubling.
By the time you read this, I will have returned from a week’s vacation in Florida with my family.
Schedule-based living, however, can be a tricky proposition. On the one hand, a schedule orders the day, the expectations, and is comforting to Madison who has difficulty with transitions....
The search for a postsecondary program for a student like Cameron is not much fun. It’s actually pretty awful.
Last week I had the opportunity to head to Washington, DC to attend the “Autism Speaks to Washington” summit.
This hasn't been a peaceful time in the autism community.
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