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John Elder Robison

Scholar in Residence, Co-Chair of the Neurodiversity Working Group

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John Elder Robison is Scholar in Residence, and co-teaches annually a course on Neurodiversity.  He is Co-Chair of the Neurodiversity Working Group, and regularly meets with groups and departments on campus about Neurodiversity.  His appointment at the College is supported with help from the Arnow Family Fund, college offices including the Office of the Provost and the Dean of Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Olitsky Family Foundation.

John is the New York Times best-selling author of Look Me in the Eye, Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian, and Raising Cubby. He is an autistic self-advocate and an appointed member of national and international scientific and science policy-making bodies, including the federal government’s Interagency Coordinating Committee on Autism, the World Health Organization, and the International Society for Autism Research.