Andrew S. Haber was born on December 21, 1951 in Brooklyn, NY. In 1995, he was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. From his childhood on, he had earlier been diagnosed with a variety of neuropsychological problems related to poor motor control, stuttering (now no longer evident), and poor socialization with peers. He attended regular classes in New York City public schools, though he took remedial speech classes in elementary school.
From September 1976 through June 2007 when he retired, Andrew worked as an attorney for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.
On August 1, 1993, Andrew married Kate Gladstone, who has neuropsychological problems similar to his. Before they met, she had done intensive study of the history and mechanics of handwriting in order to improve her then-atrocious handwriting. After attaining that goal, early in their marriage she began to teach others how to improve their own handwriting. Because the results of Andrew’s motor skill difficulties included illegible and laborious handwriting, Kate insisted that Andrew take lessons from her to improve his penmanship.
Andrew is now Kate’s business manager, webmaster, and occasional co-teacher, as well as husband — and, yes, his handwriting now works.