Tim is available for writing or planned talks on a very limited basis for select topics related specifically to being autistic and does not appear for unscripted, off-the-cuff speaking situations.
Dr. Robin Dickinson, MD is available for consulting, writing, and speaking. For the duration of the coronavirus pandemic this will only be available virtually.
While we firmly believe that autistic voices need to be elevated, it is Tim’s firm belief that Robin is a competent spokesperson for our family and he also thinks that the voices of supportive spouses are essentially absent from the conversation and need to be given space as well. Tim’s personal preference is to limit his public speaking to planned statements while continuing to make a difference. This has been true in other advocacy we’ve done together as well.
Dr. Robin was in private practice as a family physician for a decade prior to starting Aspie Family. She started her own solo micropractice (no staff) in order to have the flexibility to care for her family. She also founded and ran the local free clinic for many years, at which she taught students from the local osteopathic medical school. She is still a guest instructor at Rocky Vista University. She has extensive public speaking experience and has appeared on PBS Newshour and Colorado Public Radio.
With the exception of organizations she volunteers with already, Dr. Robin no longer speaks, writes, or consults for free as she is relying on her freelance work to support the family. Discounts are provided for low budget organizations doing extraordinary work in the realms of autism, disability rights, or addressing the social determinants of health. Scheduling priority will also be given to organizations doing this sort of work, regardless of their budget. Payment from private individuals will be via PayPal and from businesses and organizations will be negotiated prior to work commencing.
To discuss further please email dr.robin [at] aspiefamily.com