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It's hard to believe, but we're already booking dates for fall '18. SWITCHED ON is in development as a film.  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
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 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

Feb 28-Mar 1, Marathon, WI
Marathon Country Special Education conference

Mar 6, Putney VT
Landmark College - student and staff sessions

Mar 12 - Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Mellon University

Mar 14 - Williamsburg, VA
Neurodiversity class and office hours

Mar 24 - Woodstock, VT
Woodstock Book Festival (runs Fri-Sun, tickets required)

Mar 26 - Williamsburg, VA
Neurodiversity class and office hours

Apr 3 - Longmeadow, MA
Bay Path University - public talk

April 17-18 - Boston, MA
Autism Biomarkers Clinical Trial meeting

April 19 - Bethesda, MA
Meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

April 24, New York, NY
Join me for Landmark College's Champions of Change gala at Bryant Park Grill

May 9-11 - Rotterdam
International Society For Autism Research annual conference (formerly IMFAR)

Jun 9-10 Washington DC
William & Mary summertime neurodiversity course (registration on

July 20-22 Williamsburg, VA
William & Mary summer bridge program

Oct 9, Livermore CA
Private event at Lawrence Livermore National Labs

{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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