John E. Robison
John Elder Robison grew up in the 1960s before the Asperger diagnosis came into common use. At age sixteen, Mr. Robison left high school to join his first band as a sound engineer. Within a few years he was building equipment for Pink Floyd's sound company, touring the hockey rinks of Canada with April Wine, and creating the signature special effects guitars for the rock band, KISS. John went on to design sound effects and other circuits for some of the most popular electronic games and toys of the era before moving into more conventional engineering management. In the late 1980s, John left electronics for a new career - cars. His company, J E Robison Service, grew to be one of the largest independent restoration and service specialists for BMW, Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes, and Rolls Royce vehicles. In addition to working with fine cars, Mr. Robison is the Neurodiversity Scholar in Residence at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia; and he serves in the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee for the US Dept. of Health and Human Services. He speaks publicly about his experience as a person on the autism spectrum; and is the author of popular books about living life with autism, Look Me in the Eye, My Life with Asperger's, Be Different, Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian, and Raising Cubby.
Phone: (413) 785-1665