Jeffrey Deutsch

Columnist

Columnist

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.

Artificial Intelligence

As Aspies, we sometimes have trouble reading facial expressions and other nonverbal “language.” 

Being All that We Can Be

This past weekend included the 237th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps, and also Veterans' Day/Armistice Day/Remembrance Day (celebrating the end of World War I).

So Polite It's Rude

Right now I'm watching “Fawlty Towers,” a really funny British comedy about a “bed and breakfast” in the English countryside—and particularly its incompetent owner Basil Fawlty. 

A Universal Experience

Moms and dads out there, how do you know when your m(p)aternity leave is over and you're back at your job?

A Demanding Boss

So, I like working at home because that means I can better arrange when I have to interact with people. Especially my boss(es).

Why I Have a Business, Not a Job

All I did was call my supervisor an idiot.