Dynamic Speaker & Poet on Autism, Mental Health…Life!

SPEAKER

What began as an impassioned pursuit of spreading autism and mental health awareness around communities worldwide has grown into a multi-faceted effort to encourage all people to simply be their very best.
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POET

From a young age Russell found comfort, solace, and internal inspiration through his writing. From poetry and rhymes to spoken word and fiction, the written word became a tool for him to express his inner most self with a world that otherwise might never witness it.
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ADVOCATE

Russell believes that changing the mental health stigma comes through action. He holds many positions to encourage change across national communities.
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SPEAKER

What began as an impassioned pursuit of spreading autism and mental health awareness around communities worldwide has grown into a multi-faceted effort to encourage all people to simply be their very best.
Read More

POET

From a young age Russell found comfort, solace, and internal inspiration through his writing. From poetry and rhymes to spoken word and fiction, the written word became a tool for him to express his inner most self with a world that otherwise might never witness it.
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ADVOCATE

Russell believes that changing the mental health stigma comes through action. He holds many positions to encourage change across national communities.
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Who is Russell Lehmann

Speaker | Writer | Poet | Advocate

Award-winning and internationally recognized motivational speaker, poet, author, and advocate. His words have reached over 20 million people worldwide, from the United States to Argentina, Norway to Australia.

Who is Russell Lehmann

Speaker | Writer | Poet | Advocate

Award-winning and internationally recognized motivational speaker, poet, author, and advocate. His words have reached over 20 million people worldwide, from the United States to Argentina, Norway to Australia.

Who is Russell Lehmann

Speaker | Writer | Poet | Advocate

Award-winning and internationally recognized motivational speaker, poet, author, and advocate. His words have reached over 20 million people worldwide, from the United States to Argentina, Norway to Australia.

Elevate Your Next Event

Delivering high-quality, compelling presentations for a variety of audiences

Autism and Mental Health

Boosting autism and mental health awareness

Business & Corporate Motivational Leadership

Energize your company from the inside out

Are you ready to take the next step? Let's talk!

Are you ready to take the next step? Let's talk!

The Direct Approach

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This is David. He works for American Airlines. I will never forget this man for as long as I live.

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I used to be incapacitated by my disabilities, now I use them to my advantage.

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Russell Lehmann: autism advocate, speaker, and author

SPEAKING TOPICS

  • The Complex World of Autism & Mental Illness
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Person-Centered Practices
  • Mental Health and Invisible Disabilities
  • Disability and the Criminal Justice System
  • Social Justice and Societal Equity
  • Parents: The Catalyst Behind their Child’s Success
  • Self-Determination/Self-Motivation
  • Leading with Compassion
  • Find Success Through Struggles
  • Empowerment/Advocacy
  • Youth Transitions
  • First Responder Training
  • And Much, Much More!

RECENT PRESENTATIONS & MAJOR KEYNOTES

  • Keynote, Middle East/North Africa (MENA)
    Mental Health Conference
  • King’s College, London
  • Keynote, Alaska Statewide Special Education
    Conference
  • Keynote, National Disability Policy Seminar
  • Keynote, Equal Partners Interstate Congress
  • Keynote, Mississippi Disability MegaConference
  • Keynote, Autism Society of Wisconsin 30th Annual
    Conference
  • Lectures: NYU Abu Dhabi, Xavier, UCONN, USD,
    UW, UMSL, Stanford

RUSSELL LEHMANN

SPEAKER | AUTHOR | POET | ADVOCATE

Russell Lehmann is an award-winning and internationally recognized motivational speaker, poet, author and advocate who happens to have autism. His words have been featured in the USA Today, LA Times, NPR, Yahoo! News, Autism Speaks, Success Magazine and archived in the Library of Congress.

A graduate of MIT’s “Leadership in the Digital Age” course, Russell is on the national board of directors for The Arc, a council member for the Autism Society of America, the Youth Ambassador for the mayor of Reno, Nevada, and has also sat on the Nevada Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities as well as the Nevada Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Russell showed signs of autism as a newborn, however he was not formally diagnosed until the age of 12 after suffering through 5 weeks in a lock down psychiatric facility. In 2011 Russell wrote a book titled “Inside Out: Stories and Poems from an Autistic Mind” which was featured in the LA Times, earned an Honorable Mention at the 2012 NY Book Festival, read by Temple Grandin and won the award for Literary Excellency at the 2013 International Autistic People’s Awards in Vancouver, Canada.

Russell’s second book “On the Outside Looking In” recently hit bookstores nationwide.

In 2018, Russell was named as Reno-Tahoe’s “Most Outstanding Young Professional Under 40”.

In 2019, Russell lectured for the prestigious King’s College of London. He has also presented for numerous other international entities. Russell currently travels the world spreading hope, awareness and compassion in a raw and dynamic fashion, while also setting his sights on erasing the stigma and stereotypes that come with having a disability.
Russell’s passion is to be a voice for the unheard, for he knows how difficult and frustrating it is to go unnoticed.

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Join Russell's Mailing List!

Join Russell’s quest to spread authentic awareness for autism and mental health. Sign up for our mailing list to receive updates on Russell’s advocacy, outreach efforts, speaking engagements, and inspirational commentary on life’s challenges!

Plus, you’ll receive a FREE tip guide on Russell’s 5 Pillars of Perseverance©!

(We promise never to spam you!)