Autism Awareness Advocate to Lecture at Free UC Davis Series
Sacramento, CA — New York Times bestselling author and advocate John Elder Robison will speak on “Life with Autism” in a free public lecture on January 11 at the University of California – Davis' MIND Institute.
Robison is the latest speaker in the ongoing 14th season of the UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecture series, which features nationally and internationally-recognized researchers, authors and advocates in areas such as autism spectrum disorder, fragile X syndrome and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
In his talk, Robison will share his experience of living with Asperger Syndrome. Fascinated with electronics from an early age, Robinson went on to design special effects guitars for the rock band KISS; work as an engineer for a toy and game company and electronics firm; and finally establish a highly successful luxury car repair company.
Robison is currently the neurodiversity scholar in residence at the College of William and Mary, and serves on the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, which produces the autism strategic plan for the U.S. government. He also serves on the steering committee for the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health core set for autism.
A question-and-answer session will immediately follow the lecture. Link
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