Join us for a very special event with best selling author and autism advocate, John Elder Robison. He will share his story of growing up with Asperger’s Syndrome, which wasn’t diagnosed until the age of 40, and how he overcame enormous challenges to lead a very rich and extraordinary life.
He reminds us that with the right support, people on the spectrum can develop throughout their lives and that it’s never too late to hope for or expect change.
John will also be discussing his compelling new book SWITCHED ON – a memoir of brain change, emotional awakening, and the emerging science of neurostimulation.
Copies of his books will be available on the night along with a personal book signing!
Tuesday 6 September
5:00pm – 7:30pm
The Arena – NAB Building
700 Bourke Street
Tickets – $49.50 per person
About John Elder Robison
John Elder Robison is the New York Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye. He is a world-recognised authority on life with autism and is the Neurodiversity Scholar in Residence at the College of William and Mary. He is a member of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee for the US Department of Health and Human Services. John is also a member of the International Society for Autism Research.
He is an active participant in the ongoing discussion of ethical and legal issues relating to autism therapy, services and intervention. He is particularly interested in improving quality of life for those people living with autism today—both autistic people and their family members.
In his younger days, Robison worked as an engineer for KISS and Pink Floyd’s sound company and worked on some of the original electronic games at Milton Bradley. Later on he founded J E Robison Service—a restorer of Land Rover, Rolls Royce, and Mercedes motorcars.
Robison’s books ‘Look Me in the Eye’, ‘Be Different’ and ‘Raising Cubby’ are the most widely read accounts of life with Asperger’s in the world. His books have been translated into more than fifteen languages and they are sold in 60+ countries.