Rock n’ Roll guitar guru, Milton Bradley toy designer, successful businessman, and self-proclaimed free-range Aspergian – John Elder Robison — returns to Toronto for a talk about his amazing life and uncommon road to success at the ROM on Mon April 11, 2011 (Tonight! Click here for details). Along with his friend Temple Grandin, John is one of the most visible advocates for people living on the autistic spectrum.
I had the pleasure of meeting John last fall when he was in Toronto to address an Autism Speaks Canada conference — an amazing funding and advocacy organization for individuals and families who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. John brought a wealth of knowledge and insight to a room full of experts based on his own experience growing up with Aspergers – generally defined as the high-functioning end of the spectrum – before the diagnoses even existed.