About Tom 

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, especially our beloved University of North Carolina Tar Heels.  We are FC Cincinnati season ticket holders, and I am a Coach for Loveland Storm FC.  My older son is an avid soccer player and my younger son loves arts and crafts.