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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.

After graduating from high school, and then Cornell University less than three years later, Jeff subsequently earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from George Mason University. Years later, at the age of 38, he was diagnosed with AS by both a counselor and a psychiatrist. Jeff's practice, A SPLINT (ASPies LInking with NTs), is registered in the State of Virginia. He has published an Aspies' atlas to the NT world: his new book Turning the Broadband On. He sits on the Advisory Board of Madison House Autism Foundation.

Manners for Men

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?

The Dinner Guest

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.

Hidden Agendas

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? 

Assembly Required

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.

New Club, New Nerves

As you may already know, I'm a Toastmaster. I love speaking, always have. 

Holiday Night Out

Emily thought the Star and Shamrock might be a nice place, so one fine evening recently we went.