"Jesse is funny, irreverent, and ultimately forgiving of all the damage we 'well-adjusted' typicals wreak on those
who are a little different from us."
- Sigourney Weaver, Film/TV Actress
Jesse A. Saperstein is the author of the popular books, Atypical and Getting a Life with Asperger's, published by Penguin Group (USA).
He lives with a high-functioning form of autism called Asperger's syndrome that impairs social abilities while enhancing many other qualities. At the age of 22, back in 2004, Jesse pursued his dream of completing the relentless 2,174-mile Appalachian Trail while raising $19,000 for the Joey DiPaolo AIDS Foundation.
He was included as one of the fifty unsung American Heroes in the anthology, "American Spirit," written by Taya Kyle (widow of the American Sniper, Chris Kyle) and Jim DeFelice.
Jesse's numerous public speaking credits include lecturing at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN, and the United Nations in New York City.
Jesse's pitch to the Dr. Phil Show was the catalyst for an episode that premiered in February 2020, where he appeared, that saved his friend, David Elmore Smith's life.
He provides the skills for vulnerable individuals to recognize exploitation, such as the red flags of Catfishing scams. Jesse is passionate about passing "Bailey's Law," which will punish perpetrators more severely for targeting the Disability population.