Speaker: Michael John Carley
- Michael John Carley
Michael John Carley is the Executive Director of Grasp, (www.grasp.org) the largest organization comprised of adults on the autism spectrum, as well as an accomplished author and speaker. Michael received his B.A. from Hampshire College in 1986 and his M.F.A. from Columbia University in 1989. His first book, Asperger’s From the Inside Out: A Supportive and Practical Guide for Anyone with Asperger’s Syndrome, was released in April, 2008. Until 2001, Mr. Carley was the United Nations Representative of Veterans for Peace, Inc. Prior to 2001 he was a playwright who enjoyed 15 productions and 10 readings of his plays in New York. Along with his (then) 4-year old son, he was diagnosed with AS in November of 2000. He lives with his wife, Kathryn Herzog, and 2 sons in Brooklyn.