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.

Parental Paranoia

What can I say? August has been one heckuva month. When it began, I was still childless.

Daddy's Girl

“Mr. and Mrs. Deutsch, here is your daughter!” The moment we've been waiting for, over roughly nine months.

Commercial Interruptions

We're taking one last trip to Annie's Steak and Seafood on Maryland's Eastern Shore for at least a little while; our baby is due in a matter of weeks.

Keep the Change

As you might have noticed, I kind of don't like keeping up with the crowd.

Wedded Bliss

One week before Emily's brother's wedding; Emily and I in our car. 

The Big L

For many Aspies, that's loneliness.