J.R. Reed, an autistic self-advocate with an award-winning purple goatee, runs the blog Not Weird Just Autistic from a log cabin in the Missouri Ozarks.
Known 'round the world for focusing on teens through late-diagnosed adults, A.K.A., The Forgotten Ones, J.R.'s mission is four-fold.
Because of the COVID 19 pandemic, in-person events have mainly gone by the wayside for now. J.R. has spoken to groups as small as 25 and as large as 1,500 in the rotunda at the Missouri State Capitol.. He has brought that experience online to keep educating people about autism, Neurodiversity and issues involving these subjects.
He can do presentations, teach classes, or facilitate Zoom discussion groups on a variety of topics. for any size crowd.
" After hearing JR Reed speak at Disability Rights Legislative Day, his inspiring story has really stuck with me. He would be a great inspiration for our attending youth! I’d really like to reach out to him and see if he’s interested in participating during our virtual event and possibly future events.
Governors Council on Disability
J.R. is able to speak on a number of topics and will work with you to put on the perfect presentation for your individual group, company or organization. Though not limited to this list, here are a few topics J.R. has spoken on.
J.R. is honored to be considered for developmental disability advisory positions at both the state and federal levels. Nothing is official yet, but keep checking back, or better yet, subscribe at the bottom of the page to be among the first to know.
Whether it's about availability, a topic you have in mind, or how he keeps that goatee such a bright purple, you probably have question for J.R. Use the box below to contact him, and ask away.
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