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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

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

Sept 6, Brookville, Long Island, NY
I will be on the campus of LIU Post talking neurodiversity and college

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

Sept 16, Burlington, VT

Join me at the University of Vermont for the Burlington Book Festival.  Later that day and on Sunday you’ll find me with the Robison Service crew at The British Invasion in Stowe.

Sept 25, East Longmeadow, MA
Bay Path University - class at 6:30PM in room 221, Ryan Health Sciences Building on East Longmeadow campus

Sep 29, Chico CA
Chico State University - several sessions

Sep 30, San Diego, CA
Love and Autism

Oct 12, Boston, MA

I will be part of a live storytelling event with The Moth at The Wilbur Theatre.  This is a ticketed event and will sell out quickly as soon as tix go on sale.

Oct 15, Los Angeles, CA
I will be taking part in the 2017 HELP group Summit at the Skirball Cultural Center on Sepulveda.  My sessions are at 8:30 and 9:45 on Saturday

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

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

Nov 5, Washington DC
Development function for William & Mary

Nov 6, Williamsburg, VA
I will be joining the Neurodiversity Group and speaking to several classes.  I'll also have office hours for any students or staff who want to talk

Nov 8, Northampton, MA
Autism, Asperger's, and Neurodiversity . . . I will be back home at the Forbes Library in Northampton with Cammie McGovern and Pat Stacey.  Watch their website for details; this will be a free event open to the community.

Nov 30, Amherst, MA

5-7 pm on Thursday November 30 in room 2601 of the University of Massachusetts W.E.B. Du Bois Library [26th floor]  This is a free event for the Amherst and UMass communities

{speaking and workshops}

Are you looking for someone to speak about growing up different, overcoming adversity, and making it in today’s world? You have come to the right place.

I am available for keynote talks, Asperger/autism workshops, and professional development programs for educators and mental health professionals.

I have a passport, and my shots are up to date. I’m ready to go anywhere in the world, Baltimore, Bamboola and beyond.

Check out my profile at the Lavin Agency, who handles my college and organization bookings.

Contact Sally Itterly, my agent at Lavin.

Contact Maria Polino, who sets up my professional development and school programs.

{media contacts}

John is available to speak at your school or business events. John speaks on growing up, being an entrepreneur, being a creative person, and being an eccentric Aspergian who somehow passes for normal in polite society. Speaking arrangements are handled by:

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Lecture inquiries should be directed to
The Lavin Agency

222 Third Street, Suite 1130
Cambridge, MA 02142 
Toll free: 800-762-4234
617-225-7777 TEL
617-225-7875 FAX

Requests for school appearances, and professional developement workshops for schools, should be directed to Jan Anderson.

American Media inquiries should be directed to
Sarah Breivogel, Assistant Director of Publicity
The Crown Publishing Group
1745 Broadway – 7th Floor
New York, NY 10019
212-572-2722 TEL
212-940-7868 FAX

Media inquiries for Australia should be directed to
Antonia Hayes
Random House Australia
Level 3, 100 Pacific Highway
North Sydney NSW 2060 Australia
+61 2 8923 9825 TEL

Media inquiries for Canada should be directed to
Frances Bedford, Publicity Manager
Random House of Canada
416-957-1565 TEL

Literary Agent
Steve Ross
Abrams Artists Agency
275 Seventh Avenue, 26th floor
New York, NY 10001
646-486-4600 TEL

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