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It's hard to believe, but 2016 is coming fast, and we're booking dates for spring, summer and fall.   My newest book - RAISING CUBBY - is in paperback now.  My fourth book, SWITCHED ON, comes in the March.  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

Oct 19, Springfield, MA
I will be the featured speaker at Baystate Medical Center's annual medical staff meeting.  If you'd like to attend please write Tammy Neils-Walker,

Oct 21, ND
North Dakota state autism spectrum conference

Oct 29/30 Winnipeg, Manitoba
Join me for Asperger Autism Manitoba's annual conference.  I have programs both days  Registration is required.

Nov 5, 2014, Portland, OR
Division on Career Development and Transition conference

Nov 6, MI
Grand Valley State University

Nov 8-10, Williamsburg, VA
Our William & Mary calendar for this period includes a public neurodiversity talk with Neurotribes author Steve Silberman, Sunday evening.  Details to follow.

Nov 17, Bethesda, MD
Committee meeting - private event

Nov 18, Bethesda, MD
American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

Dec 12, Cambridge, MA
2015 Consortium on Autism and Sign Language - developing tools for an emerging discipline.  Sponsored by Nancy Lurie Marks Foundation and Stony Brook University.

January 13, FL
Join me for a return date at Florida Atlantic University

January 28/29, 2016, Hawaii
Looking forward to two days of workshops for the South Hawaii Special Education Group.

March 3, 2016, Worcester, MA
Worcester State University

March 12, Portland ME
Southern Maine Autism Conference

March 22, everywhere
SWITCHED ON goes on sale

April 1, Marlborough, MA
Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools annual conference.  I will be doing two workshops - details to follow - and talking about neurodiversity and our innovative TCS high school to career transition program.

April 2, Long Island, NY
I'll be talking about my new book - SWITCHED ON - and the unlocking of emotional insight and more at the annual AHA conference. Registration required.

April 4, Boulder, CO
Join Temple Grandin, David Finch, and me at TCS for a unique program.  Details to follow, registration required . .

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John Elder Robison
Curriculum Vitae — Fall 2013
Academic Work
Autism Advocacy


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 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.

You can find me online in these places:

My author website:

My car company: JE Robison Service Co., Inc.

My blogs: Psychology Today


The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee of the US Department of Health and Human Services

The Science and Treatment boards of Autism Speaks

I am John.Robison (personal page) and JohnElderRobison (public figure page) on Facebook, and @johnrobison on Twitter.

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Interviews and quotes in popular media

Partial list of Citations

Partial list of places I have spoken

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