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Russell Lehmann

Author, Poet & Mental Health Advocate on the Autism Spectrum

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Russell Lehmann Biography

Russell Lehmann is an author, poet, and mental health advocate who happens to be on the autism spectrum.

He began to experience developmental and behavioral symptoms and struggles around the age of three. Despite numerous visits, his parent’s desperate for answers of any kind, not a single doctor or specialist could figure out what was happening. In the spring of 2003, at the tender age of 12, Lehmann was admitted to the psychiatric ward at his local city hospital. He stayed there for five weeks, which were some of the most trying of his life. Still, he left the children’s hospital without a diagnosis – or hope – to return home with. In the fall of 2003, he was diagnosed with autism at the University of Washington’s Autism Center. He and his family were relieved to have what they believed would serve as a roadmap toward proper treatment – although they knew the tough times were far from over.

He dropped out of public school in fifth grade due to poor treatment from teachers and staff. Ten years later, in 2011, still struggling and having no connections to the outside world, Lehmann found an outlet in his natural creative and poetic tendencies, and poetry soon became his best friend. He channeled the depth of his experiences thus far to write his acclaimed book “Inside Out: Stories and Poems from an Autistic Mind." His book was featured in the LA Times, earned an Honorable Mention at the 2012 NY Book Festival, and won the award for Literary Excellency at the 2013 International Autistic People’s Awards in Vancouver, Canada.

He soon realized his mission was to help those who shared his struggles and advocate on their behalf. In 2018, he presented in 20 cities all across the country. He ended the year with a true testament to his hard work: he was named Reno-Tahoe’s “Most Outstanding Professional Under 40”. In 2019, Lehmann was back in a physical classroom for the first time in 15 years when he was accepted into "Leadership in the Digital Age" at MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, MA. During this class, Lehmann immensely enjoyed his time, but not without some severe struggles. It occurred to him what he had been missing out on for the majority of his life, but he also knew that if it wasn't for his perseverance through his challenges, this opportunity would not have presented itself. Later in 2019, his second book titled "On the Outside Looking In: My Life on the Autism Spectrum" hit bookstores nationwide.

Speaking Topics
  • Finding Success Through Struggle

  • Triumph: Overcoming the Odds

  • The 4 P's: How to Overcome Any Obstacle

Videos
Books
On The Outside Looking In: My Life On The Autism Spectrum

On The Outside Looking In: My Life On The Autism Spectrum

Inside Out: The Stories And Poems From An Autistic Mind

Inside Out: The Stories And Poems From An Autistic Mind

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Author, Poet & Mental Health Advocate on the Autism Spectrum

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Russell Lehmann Biography

Russell Lehmann is an author, poet, and mental health advocate who happens to be on the autism spectrum.

He began to experience developmental and behavioral symptoms and struggles around the age of three. Despite numerous visits, his parent’s desperate for answers of any kind, not a single doctor or specialist could figure out what was happening. In the spring of 2003, at the tender age of 12, Lehmann was admitted to the psychiatric ward at his local city hospital. He stayed there for five weeks, which were some of the most trying of his life. Still, he left the children’s hospital without a diagnosis – or hope – to return home with. In the fall of 2003, he was diagnosed with autism at the University of Washington’s Autism Center. He and his family were relieved to have what they believed would serve as a roadmap toward proper treatment – although they knew the tough times were far from over.

He dropped out of public school in fifth grade due to poor treatment from teachers and staff. Ten years later, in 2011, still struggling and having no connections to the outside world, Lehmann found an outlet in his natural creative and poetic tendencies, and poetry soon became his best friend. He channeled the depth of his experiences thus far to write his acclaimed book “Inside Out: Stories and Poems from an Autistic Mind." His book was featured in the LA Times, earned an Honorable Mention at the 2012 NY Book Festival, and won the award for Literary Excellency at the 2013 International Autistic People’s Awards in Vancouver, Canada.

He soon realized his mission was to help those who shared his struggles and advocate on their behalf. In 2018, he presented in 20 cities all across the country. He ended the year with a true testament to his hard work: he was named Reno-Tahoe’s “Most Outstanding Professional Under 40”. In 2019, Lehmann was back in a physical classroom for the first time in 15 years when he was accepted into "Leadership in the Digital Age" at MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, MA. During this class, Lehmann immensely enjoyed his time, but not without some severe struggles. It occurred to him what he had been missing out on for the majority of his life, but he also knew that if it wasn't for his perseverance through his challenges, this opportunity would not have presented itself. Later in 2019, his second book titled "On the Outside Looking In: My Life on the Autism Spectrum" hit bookstores nationwide.

Russell Lehmann Speaking Topics

  • Finding Success Through Struggle

  • Triumph: Overcoming the Odds

  • The 4 P's: How to Overcome Any Obstacle

Russell Lehmann Videos

  • When Ignorance Becomes Awareness | Russell Lehmann | TEDxUCLA
    "Diagnosed with autism at age 12, Russell went from an isolated recluse to public speaker. Where he has been and where he is, on face value, might...
  • Russell Lehmann - Highlight Reel
    Russell Lehmann - Highlight Reel.
  • Russell Lehmann: The Autistic Poet
    Russell Lehmann, the Autistic Poet, talks with Shannon Penrod about how he has overcome depression, anorexia and bullying to become the talented...

Russell Lehmann Books

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  • How to book Russell Lehmann?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Russell Lehmann for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Russell Lehmann, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Russell Lehmann or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Russell Lehmann?

    Booking fees for Russell Lehmann, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Russell Lehmann, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Russell Lehmann?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Russell Lehmann for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Russell Lehmann for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Russell Lehmann or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Russell Lehmann or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Russell Lehmann is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Finding Success Through Struggle, Triumph: Overcoming the Odds and The 4 P's: How to Overcome Any Obstacle. The estimated speaking fee range to book Russell Lehmann for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Russell Lehmann generally travels from Reno, NV, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Temple Grandin, Dan Marino, Haley Moss, Becca Lory Hector and Lydia X. Z. Brown. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Russell Lehmann for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Russell Lehmann Speaking Topics

  • Finding Success Through Struggle

  • Triumph: Overcoming the Odds

  • The 4 P's: How to Overcome Any Obstacle

Russell Lehmann Speaker Videos

  • When Ignorance Becomes Awareness | Russell Lehmann | TEDxUCLA
    "Diagnosed with autism at age 12, Russell went from an isolated recluse to public speaker. Where he has been and where he is, on face value, might seem like they contradict one another, but what if...
    Russell Lehmann - Highlight Reel
    Russell Lehmann - Highlight Reel.
  • Russell Lehmann: The Autistic Poet
    Russell Lehmann, the Autistic Poet, talks with Shannon Penrod about how he has overcome depression, anorexia and bullying to become the talented speaker, author and advocate that he is today.
    Russell Lehmann: Public Speaker/Autism Awareness Advocate
    Russell Lehmann, is a 25-year-old public speaker/autism awareness advocate who happens to have autism.

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