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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.

End of an Era

Late one recent evening, walking back from the Metro station where I've left my car for Emily. It's a new neighborhood for me because we've just moved here and we'll be here for a while.

Moving and Multitasking

As you know, we've got a baby on the way. 

Parenthood

As you know from my last column, I'm a first-time-father-to-be.

Hope and Expectation

Emily and I are having a baby, hopefully in mid-August.

There's No Place Like Home

Being an Aspie means having a few pet peeves. One of them is people making all sorts of grand pronouncements without knowing diddly-squat about how we actually live.

Remembering George Hodgins

By now, you may have heard of George Hodgins, an autistic man whose mother murdered him and then killed herself.