Jesse Saperstein

Tune in as Patricia interviews Jesse Saperstein, author of Atypical: Life with Asperger’s in 20 1/3 Chapters, afflicted with Asperger’s, and a popular speaker in the autism community. Jesse is committed to the cause of demystifying Asperger’s syndrome (AS) which is the mildest form of autism and characterized by repetitive routines or rituals, peculiarities in speech and language, and difficulties with empathy leading to socially inappropriate behavior. In addition to establishing himself as a new and tremendously entertaining presence on the literary scene, Saperstein has walked the entire Appalachian Trail to raise more than $19,000 for pediatric AIDS.