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Michael Barton

Michael Barton is an international TEDx speaker and author of three books – “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs”, “A Different Kettle of Fish” and “What Has Autism Ever Done For Us?” He is an experienced keynote speaker on autism, Asperger’s syndrome and neurodiversity, having toured the UK, given hundreds talks to date and been featured around the UK media.

Michael is also patron of CASPA – a charity based in London that runs youth clubs for young people on the autism spectrum. He gives talks on a global level at conferences and events about his lived experience of autism. He also advises companies on their Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) policies surrounding neurodiversity. His talks focus on the positive aspects of being autistic, which give people a more optimistic view of the future and break down the barriers autistic people face. In his spare time he is an accomplished musician, playing jazz piano, bass guitar, drums and percussion (including spoons) with a variety of bands.

On top of that he is a black belt in judo and enjoys rock climbing.