Hello. My name is Tom Galperin, and I have been in the Autism and Developmental Disability field since 1996. For detailed information about my professional experience, please click here to view my CV.
I am including this page on the website to provide you a little about me as a person, not just as an Autism Consultant or Licensed Independent Social Worker.
I am married to my wonderful wife, Elisabeth, with whom I have two boys. Since 2014 we have resided in the suburbs of Cincinnati, OH, near where my wife grew up. Previously I lived in Chapel Hill, NC, where I spent 18 wonderful years. I was raised in Charleston, WV, where some of my family still reside.
As a child I spent a lot of time around people with Developmental Disabilities. My Uncle, who has an Intellectual Disability, was, and is, very dear to me. One of my best friend's sister has a Developmental Disability and as a child I spend countless hours with her, as she accompanied her brother and I on club soccer trips up and down the East Coast. My father ran a Sheltered Workshop Agency back in the days when they were the standard of service. There really isn't any wonder I ended up working with people with disabilities. My admiration for people with ASD began in 1996 when I started my first full-time job in the field, and it didn't take long for me to get "hooked" on autism. To this day I'm still hooked.
I enjoy watching sports with my wife and children and we are FC Cincinnati season ticket holders. My older son is an avid soccer player and my younger son has been loving gymnastics.