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Speaking out about Asperger's in Williamsburg

John Elder Robison always knew he was different. But it wasn't until he was 40 that a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome— on the autism spectrum — allowed him to understand his condition. "It's how you are," says the burly 54-year-old. "The knowledge is so liberating." A high school dropout with successful careers as a sound engineer, owner of a high-end car restoration business and author, Robison told his story to a packed auditorium at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg on Tuesday. The author of "Look Me in the Eye" and "Be Different," the most widely read accounts of any Aspergian, paced the stage for an...

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