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.
It was 8:50 a.m. I'd just dropped off Emily at the station and gotten back to my office . . .
We're creatures of habit. By “we” I mean humans in general, not just Aspies. As the saying goes, motivation may get you started but habits keep you going.
We've scored a major intelligence coup. Not in Iraq or Pakistan or even Libya, but here at home. Spies recently intercepted a list of basic concepts to teach NT children.
You want to buy stock in Selsun Blue, because of all the girls you call for dates who have to wash their hair every night.
Seeing all the other drivers swerve around the tire strips, I wondered if maybe the other drivers knew something I didn't. So just to be safe, I swerved too.
Here's what Emily and I think it takes for a reasonable and caring NT to establish a good working (or other kind of) relationship with an Aspie:
Our family originally qualified for Supplementary Security income for Cody when he was four years old. I was a single mother, not working at the time and my husband, Bill,
At present, I’m not a parent. I don’t have a son or daughter of my own, but if ever I do, I have a very specific item at the top of my parenting to-do list.
When I was very young, I remember using the telephone in my parents’ house to call a home shopping network in an attempt to get a pretty-looking umbrella.
Reilly comes home from his first year away at postsecondary school this week.
Part I of a two-part series on living as an autistic adult in rural America.
I jumped right into the midst of the game, becoming a Hunter/Warrior version of myself, looking for the silver bullet that would magically make him “normal.”
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