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.

A View of Accommodations

What if we accepted glaucoma like some people want to do for autism?

Passing the Smell Test

“In order to prevent welfare-reducing effluvia, we ask you to please reduce externalities (bathe) during exams.”

Flying Solo

Different kinds of people do different kinds of work well. Surprise, surprise—this goes for Aspies too.

More Powerful Than Sticks and Stones

One bone of contention between Aspies and NTs is that Aspies most often call something by its precise name and sometimes don't even understand why it upsets some people.

The Best Way to Win a Fight

All too often people—especially young men, and probably disproportionately Aspies—get  into fights. 

More Than Meets the Ear

One thing we need to keep in mind is that when people are talking about one thing, sometimes they're really thinking about something else.