|John Elder Robison
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Author John Elder Robison will speak Wednesday, September 16, about his book, Look Me in the Eye, which details his life with Asperger Syndrome. Robison will speak to Defiance College first-year seminar classes at 2 p.m. with a 3:30 p.m. presentation open to the community. This event is sponsored by the Hench Autism Studies Program.
Robison was unaware of his Asperger Syndrome until he was 39, and a friend diagnosed him. It was a life-changing diagnosis.
Regardless, Robison has had many successful careers including sound advisor for Pink Floyd and Kiss where he designed their signature fire-breathing and rocket launching guitars, designing electronic games at toy maker Milton Bradley, and creating his own business venture servicing specialty cars. J E Robison Service Co. is one of the largest independent, four-star specialty shops servicing Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Rolls Royce, and Bentley.
The 2007 release of Look Me in the Eye has added one more successful career for Robison, that of presenter. Robison uses his book and life examples to help connect with individuals and families dealing with the many forms of autism.
Robison will speak in Schomburg Auditorium on the campus of Defiance College. The event is free, and the 3:30 p.m. presentation is open to the public.
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate majors as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of engagement. U. S. News & World Report ranks Defiance in the top tier of baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
September 8, 2009