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John Elder Robison
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Author, Educator, Car Restorer, Photographer and more . . .
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Thoughts from INSAR2018 Autism Science in Rotterdam
Every day of #INSAR2018 brings a new round of scientists presenting their research. They are sorted into rough categories with psychologists, social scientists, and anthropologists being among today’s presenters. As an American I was pleased to see that the...
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Repair of Wood Trim
Everyone loves the look of real wood in late model luxury cars.  Some carmakers - like Cadillac - are changing from plastic to wood as quality of their cars rises.  Others - like Bentley - have used real wood all along.  Beautiful as it is real wood has one...
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Neurodivergent People and the Law
  Today we will look at how neurodivergent people come in contact with the legal systems in America.   In this country individuals may engage with the civil or criminal courts, or both.     Neurodivergent people are more likely to be disabled – either visib...
Neurodivergent People and the Law
Neurodivergent People and the Law
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Autism and Mercy in Capital Crimes
In the past decade autism has been diagnosed or suggested in a number of high profile spree killers.    Most of the conversation to date has centered on three facts: ·       People with autism are more likely to be victims than perpetrators of aggressive vi...
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Autism - Ability, Disability, and the ICF Core Set
How do you define autism? Five years ago I became an autistic member of the steering committee for the World Health
Organization’s Autism ICF Core Set project.   This January the Core Set was released.   You can read it here: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi...
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Twelve Years of Writing on Autism
It seems like yesterday that I started blogging about
autism.   Actually, it was spring of 2007,
shortly after getting a contract for my first book.   The first essays were about Look Me in the
Eye and the publishing process.   At the
time I didn’t regard m...
Twelve Years of Writing on Autism
Twelve Years of Writing on Autism
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W&M Neurodiversity - class on brain stimulation
Neurodiversity Class – Monday March 26 Brain Stimulation In our class on brain stimulation I’d like to present some
emerging therapies that offer the promise of changing brains in elemental
ways.   Changing brains means changing
personality, intelligence. S...
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Lobbyists and Autism Advocacy
We often read about lobbyists in the news, and in last week’s
neurodiversity class we talked about what lobbying actually means.   The popular perception is that of polished
lobbyists wining and dining senators in upscale restaurants.   The reality is often...
Lobbyists and Autism Advocacy
Lobbyists and Autism Advocacy
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Neurodiversity and Government Advocacy
Thoughts for William & Mary neurodiversity class, March 14, 2018 . . .  What is government
advocacy? The most recognized for of government advocacy advances the
goals of groups, which may be membership organizations, corporations,
governments, or other grou...
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ADHD and what it tells us about society
More than 11% of kids age 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD according to 2012 statistics from CDC.  More than 1.1% has been diagnosed with autism.  Both conditions are much more commonly diagnosed in boys, which means one in 5 school-age boys has an ADHD d...
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