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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

Mar 19-20, Williamsburg, VA
Neurodiversity class (topic: relationships, other class lectures, office hours)

Mar 25, New York and more
Bentley road trip

Mar 29, New York, NY
I will be part of a live performance of The Moth at Lincoln Center (sold out)

Mar 30, Easthampton, MA
Difference Makers dinner, BusinessWest

Apr 2-3, Williamsburg, VA
Neurodiversity class (topic: government advocacy, other class lectures, office hours)

Apr 6, Longmeadow, MA
Bay Path University, class in afternoon, public tank at 6 at main campus, 588 Longmeadow St.

Apr 12-13, Palo Alto, CA
SAP Autism At Work keynote talk, workshop, and discussion

Apr 17, Springfield, MA
Lunch at Baystate Health Systems (staff only)

Apr 23-24, Williamsburg, VA
Wrap up for neurodiversity class, office hours

Apr 26, Bethesda, MD
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)

Apr 30, Springfield, MA
Bentley tech session at Robison Service (RROC event, public may attend)

May 10-13, San Francisco, CA
IMFAR autism science conference (registration required)

Jun 10-11, Washington DC
Registration is now open for William & Mary's weekend neurodiversity class (credit or non credit)

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

Jul 29-30, Detroit, MI
Concours of America

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

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

{Jack Robison aka Cubby}

Jack Robison giving a talk at St. Joes, march 2011.Today, scientists believe autism is the result of genetic predisposition, and environmental influences. That’s certainly how it looks to me, too. My dad had many Aspergian traits, though no one recognized them during his lifetime. I’m sure countless people grew up with undiagnosed Asperger’s in the 1930s and '40s.

My own son was always "different," too. At first, we thought he might have ADHD. Now, we know different. He has Asperger’s too. And so does his mom.

When I was growing up, my greatest special interests were electronics and machines. My son’s interest is chemistry. Like many young people who explore organic chemistry, my son was fascinated by "energetic reactions," or explosives.

A less inquisitive kid might have contented himself with reading chemistry text books. A less brilliant kid might not have figured out how to make state-of-the-art compounds that were not even classified by the ATF or FBI. A less Aspergian kid might have realized that investigators who looked at his "instructional" Youtube videos might have seen something more than was really there.

When they finally came calling, in the winter of 2008, the ATF agent in charge of the scene turned to me and said, “Mister Robison, I can see that your son is not a criminal. Somewhere in the US, every year, the ATF finds a Boy Scout genius with a chemistry set. This is your year.”

You can read the story of that encounter in my newest memoir, Raising Cubby, in stores January 2013.

My son, his girlfriend, and Wrong Planet founder Alex Plank have started a series, Autism Talk TV, where they talk about autism issues.

All of them are available to speak at schools and events. Contact us if you’d like to discuss a booking.

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