My Time with Autism Speaks

  title={My Time with Autism Speaks},
  author={John Elder Robison},
  journal={Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement},
  • J. Robison
  • Published 8 November 2019
  • Psychology
  • Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement
In this chapter John Elder Robison describes his mid-life autism diagnosis, and how that inspired his public autism advocacy. He began by writing Look Me in the Eye, a popular memoir of life on the autism spectrum. That led to his being invited to advise scientists, which in turn led him to engage with the research charity Autism Speaks in an attempt to change what he regarded as toxic and non-productive views of autism. Robison abandoned those efforts in 2013 but continues writing and teaching… 
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