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It's hard to believe, but we're already booking dates for fall and winter '17 and '18. My newest book SWITCHED ON is on sale now.  Meanwhile, I'm busy with my car business, teaching, speaking, and advocacy work as well.  There's a lot going on!
Would you like to bring me to your college or conference? If so, contact Tom Gagnon or Sally Itterly, my speaking representatives at The Lavin Agency. Do you want to set up a program in your elementary, middle, or high school? I handle those directly; write me at john@johnrobison.com.

Discovery Science Channel
Last year I was profiled in an episode of INGENIOUS MINDS on Discovery Science. The show is rerun with some frequency; check the Discovery Science Channel website for details.  Meanwhile, you can watch it here on YouTube

Want to hear me talk about my new book, SWITCHED ON?
Check out this interview on NPR Here and Now

Read about SWITCHED ON in this NY Times review

Listen to Terry Gross, Alvaro Pascual Leone and me talk about TMS and Switched On, on Fresh Air

Jun 10-11, Washington DC
Our William & Mary weekend Neurodiversity class will be held at our Dupont Circle campus

Jun 18-24, French Lick IN
Bentley and Rolls-Royce Owners Club national meet at French Lick resort

Jun 29, Detroit
The Moth

Jul 15, Milwaukee, WI
Autism Society of America, annual conference

Jul 26, Washington DC
Summertime meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee - public welcome, webcast live, on NIH campus (No charge but plan on 30 minutes to pass through security)

Jul 29-30, Detroit, MI
Concours of America

Aug 8, Philadelphia, PA
Rock and Roll Camp

Sept 15-Oct 1, West Springfield, MA
Join us for the 101st Eastern States Exposition - The Big E

Sep 29, Chico CA
Chico State University

Sep 30, San Diego, CA
Love & Autism

Oct 17, Rosemead, CA
Southern California Edison, Autism At Work

Oct 27, Cincinnati, OH
I will be appearing in two programs at the University

Curriculum Vitae — 2017
Academic Work
Autism Advocacy

Overview

I am an autistic adult who takes a leadership role in government and education, in developing and articulating policy with respect to autistic individuals and the autistic community. Recognized expertise on behavioral, cultural, and medical issues surrounding autism, and the emerging field of neurodiversity. Co-founder of the first program to teach neurodiversity at a major American university.

I am best known to the public for my writing. My books on life with autism have made bestseller lists on four continents. They are part of the curriculum in many schools and colleges. The autism community knows me as a vocal and enthusiastic advocate for research and policy to improve the lives of autistic people. In other circles I am recognized for my performance photography; the automobile company I founded; and the electronic music creations of my youth - including special effects for Pink Floyd’s sound company and custom guitars for the band KISS.

In peer-review journals I am the author of two articles on the evolution and history of the autism diagnosis (one on print, one in review as of Sept 16) and I am a co-author of the WHO ICF autism core sets papers.

In the automotive world, I am known as a senior technical expert for the Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Land Rover, Mercedes and Porsche clubs. I have written widely on technical issues with all those cars and about car care, restoration, and forensics in general.

You can find me online in these places:
My author website: www.johnrobison.com
My car company: www.robisonservice.com
My blogs: www.psychologytoday.com/blog/my-life-aspergers
And: jerobison.blogspot.com
The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee of the US Department of Health and Human Services
I am John.Robison (personal page) and JohnElderRobison (public figure page) on Facebook, and @johnrobison on Twitter. All of my posts are public-viewable and family-friendly.

Books published:


Switched On, Look Me in the Eye, Be Different, and Raising Cubby are published by Random House in the United States and Canada. Various other houses publish my work elsewhere in the world. A full list of foreign publishers is available on my website.

Partial list of recently published articles:


Interviews and quotes in popular media:


Partial list of Citations:


Recent workshops and lectures (2016)


Partial list of places I have spoken:


Other data

I am a US citizen, with a current US passport.

My membership on IACC makes me a special Federal employee and I am subject to certain rules regarding conflict of interest, etc. with respect to outside consulting work.

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