Author, 'Be Different' and 'Look Me in the Eye'
John Robison is the author of "Be Different," a must-read for all Aspergians, those raising a child with Asperger's syndrome, and anyone who works with Aspergians or those who fall on the autism spectrum. It is filled with practical advice and tips about how those with Asperger's and autism can learn to fit in and use their special gifts to their advantage. Like Temple Grandin, who called Robison's book "an essential guidebook for anyone who has difficulty fitting in,” Robison is very involved in shaping the direction of research on many fronts and is quickly becoming a go-to authority on the subject of Asperger's.
He is also the author of "Look Me in the Eye," a memoir about growing up with Asperger’s unknowingly and finally emerging as a fully realized adult. The book quickly became a New York Times bestseller and was covered by People, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, NPR's "Diane Rehm Show," CBS News, the Boston Globe and more.