Jeffrey Deutsch

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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.

Being Married to an NT

I've been happily married to Emily, an NT, for close to seven years now. She taught me about AS...and then about NTs.

Being an Aspie

Being an Aspie means all that stuff about acceptance and diversity doesn't apply to you—if you just say what's on your mind or do or say something else that somebody finds uncomfortable, 

The Dandelion Model

Thorkil Sonne—father of an Aspie—has set up a firm, Specialisterne, so that Aspies can have better work opportunities. 

Truth and Consequences

Sometimes, it's not considered OK to say what you want—even if you think the other person deserved it. One of the most important examples is calling someone a liar (or saying that they are lying).

Meet Jeff Deutsch

You know how it can be for someone moving to another country?  Well,
it's like that for an Aspie living in an NT world, too.