J.R. is available for book signings/events and speaking engagements
Whether you’re looking for a book signing or someone to speak to your group, large or small, J.R. has you covered. He specializes in high school-adult ages with or without Aspergers to teach those on the spectrum how to live better lives and educates neurotypicals (non-autistics) about the amazing gifts Aspies have and how to include them in their lives, the workplace, and society as a whole.
J.R.’s down to earth writing and speaking style leaves out the big clinical words and gets down to the heart of the matter and looks at things in every day, real-life situations.
Whether for a book event or for a speaking engagement, you will not be sorry that you book Adult Asperger’s Advocate, J.R. Reed!
Below are just a few of the topics J.R. can speak on.
Not Weird, Just Autistic
The story of J.R. growing up off the spectrum, how he dealt with the ridicule and hurt and finally the diagnosis and what that meant.
An Asperger’s Guide to Dating
Whether it’s a fellow Aspie or an NT (neurotypical) the principles of communication, respect, understanding, and honesty that are crucial in a non-Asperger’s relationship are extremely important in one where a partner is on the spectrum. We’ll discuss how to make things flow smoothly and offer tips, plus take questions.
Dating in the High School & College Years
Similar to the previous talk, but taken down to the level of a high school or college relationship. We focus on girls having respect for themselves and boys knowing what lines to not cross and how to treat a woman with respect.
Asperger’s Isn’t Contagious
This will be tailored to the audience but will show what traits Aspies tend to have and why NT’s shouldn’t be scared of us. We’ll also discuss how to integrate the person(s) with Asperger’s into your social circle or work environment and how to make them feel welcome and accepted.
Transitioning from High School to College or the Workforce
This is a crucial time in your child’s life, or in your life and there are steps you can take to make it easier. There are also pitfalls and things to look out for. Let’s talk about what it takes to get out there and be the best you that you can be!
Jobs, Careers and Fitting Into the Workplace
With so many of us (I say is because I’m a proud Aspie) not able to get through a job interview or work, we’ll talk about finding the right job and carer for your particular set of skills and triggers. Also, once you land that job, how do you navigate the workplace and the relationships and interactions that come with the job? Those are all good questions that have great answers!