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Autism Awareness - Being Different: Remediating Disability While Embracing Uniqueness

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Air date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 2:00:00 PM
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Category: Special
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Description: The National Institute of Mental Health is pleased to invite you to attend a special lecture to recognize National Autism Awareness Month. In his talk Mr. Robison will discuss our responsibility to develop tools and therapies to reduce disability and suffering associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD), while at the same time respecting the unique contribution that individuals with ASD make to society.

John Elder Robison is an Aspergian who grew up in the 1960s before the Asperger diagnosis came into common use. At age sixteen, Mr. Robison left high school to join his first band as a sound engineer. Within a few years he was building equipment for Pink Floyd's sound company, touring the hockey rinks of Canada with April Wine, and creating the signature special effects guitars for the rock band, KISS. John went on to design sound effects and other circuits for some of the most popular electronic games and toys of the era before moving into more conventional engineering management. In the late 1980s, John left electronics for a new career - cars. His company, J E Robison Service, grew to be one of the largest independent restoration and service specialists for BMW, Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes, and Rolls Royce cars.

Mr. Robison has served as a panel member for the Institute for Autism Research, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Autism Speaks. Since 2012, Mr. Robison has been a public member of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), a Federal advisory committee that coordinates all efforts within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) concerning autism. Mr. Robison is involved in TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) autism research at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and serves on the advisory board for Massachusetts General Hospital's YouthCare program. Mr. Robison speaks publicly about his experience as a person on the autism spectrum, and is the author of popular books about living life with autism, "Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's", and "Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian". Mr. Robison is currently on a book tour for his new book, "Raising Cubby: A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives".
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NLM Title: Being different : remediating disability while embracing uniqueness / John Elder Robison.
Series: Autism awareness : being different
Author: Robison, John Elder.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.),
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Other Title(s): Autism awareness : being different
Abstract: (CIT): The National Institute of Mental Health is pleased to invite you to attend a special lecture to recognize National Autism Awareness Month. In his talk Mr. Robison will discuss our responsibility to develop tools and therapies to reduce disability and suffering associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD), while at the same time respecting the unique contribution that individuals with ASD make to society. John Elder Robison is an Aspergian who grew up in the 1960s before the Asperger diagnosis came into common use. At age sixteen, Mr. Robison left high school to join his first band as a sound engineer. Within a few years he was building equipment for Pink Floyd's sound company, touring the hockey rinks of Canada with April Wine, and creating the signature special effects guitars for the rock band, KISS. John went on to design sound effects and other circuits for some of the most popular electronic games and toys of the era before moving into more conventional engineering management. In the late 1980s, John left electronics for a new career - cars. His company, J E Robison Service, grew to be one of the largest independent restoration and service specialists for BMW, Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes, and Rolls Royce cars. Mr. Robison has served as a panel member for the Institute for Autism Research, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Autism Speaks. Since 2012, Mr. Robison has been a public member of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), a Federal advisory committee that coordinates all efforts within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) concerning autism. Mr. Robison is involved in TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) autism research at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and serves on the advisory board for Massachusetts General Hospital's YouthCare program. Mr. Robison speaks publicly about his experience as a person on the autism spectrum, and is the author of popular books about living life with autism, "Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's", and "Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian". Mr. Robison is currently on a book tour for his new book, "Raising Cubby: A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives".
Subjects: Asperger Syndrome
Autistic Disorder--rehabilitation
Publication Types: Lectures
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NLM Classification: WS 350.8.P4
NLM ID: 101607235
CIT Live ID: 12688
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