An autistic self-advocate, Neurodiversity Ambassador and public speaker, Robert Watkins reinvented the workplace with and for autistic people. His writings on Autistic.ly focused on increasing awareness, understanding and accommodations for people on the spectrum so that they can contribute their best and lead fulfilling working lives. Robert, who passed away in 2018 was on the board of the Atlanta Autism Consortium, lived in Atlanta with his neurotypical teenage daughter and their cat.
Robert’s legacy lives on in his writing. He shared his joins our personal thoughts about being a “Happy Aspie,” including the challenges and triumphs. He also wrote about autistic representation in Hollywood.
Robert was a Columnist for our Zoom Autism Magazine. Zoom is the online digital magazine that allows you to discover autism through many lenses. It is written BY the autism community FOR the autism community. Go to the Zoom Home Page to find out more.
Robert was part of Geek Club Books Penfriend Project – The Autism Byline. What is the Penfriend Project and how will it change your understanding of autism? CLICK HERE to find out.