Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Russell Lehmann

Autism Light #9 is Russell Lehmann.

Russell Lehmann
Russell Lehmann is giving to the world through his special gift of poetry. He resides in Nevada and has autism. Russell Lehmann is an Autism Light because of the way his poetry touches people and provides a window into the poetic gifts of some people with autism.

Inside Out Book Published:  Russell Lehmann's first book on poetry called Inside Out was published in October, 2011. The title for his book seems to come from a quotation Russell Lehmann said, "One way I like to define myself living with autism is that I'm closed on the outside, and open on the inside. I may come across as not listening or paying attention, but trust me, I am."  Dr. Temple Grandin, another Autism Light herself, has called his work "Beautiful". 

Here is a video of a news story on Russell Lehmann's poetry talent.

Website: You can learn more about Russell Lehmann on his website at https://www.russell-lehmann.com/.

Thanks for being an Autism Light, Russell.

Autism Light honors diverse heroes to the world of autism. 

Photo: Photo in this post used with permission of Russell Lehmann.

Note: This post was updated on October 18, 2011 to reflect the publication of Russell Lehmann's book.

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