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Max Sparrow

Image: A white transmasculine person with short dark hair is wearing glasses, a burgundy shirt, jeans and a black leather belt with a steel buckle. He is standing at a presentation podium and smiling at the photographer. Photo copyright 2016 Dr. Evelyn Chiang

Contact Max: sparrow at sparrowrose.com

Max Sparrow (formerly Sparrow Rose Jones) is an Autistic author, artist, and public speaker traveling the United States and living nomadically as he writes about disability issues and presents his writing at bookstores and universities around the country. He is the author of The ABCs of Autism Acceptance (2016, Autonomous Press) and No You Don't: Essays from an Unstrange Mind (2013, Unstrange Publications). Max blogs regularly at RootedinRights.org and on his own blog, Unstrange Mind. 

You can find Max at his website, Unstrange Mind, and LinkedIn

Clips: 

Rooted In Rights, July 2017: Paying Disabled Workers Fair Market Wage Isn’t Just Ethical…It’s Economical

NOS Magazine, March 2017: New Study on Autism and Aggression Misses the Point

Thinking Person's Guide to Autism, February 2017: Autism and the Burden of Social Reciprocity

Max is available as a source and for personal essays, opinion editorial, and investigative features

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat, videoconference, telephone relay

Languages: English (Fluent), Spanish (Intermediate)

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