Bestselling Author on Tap for Autism Awareness Month

David Finch, a McHenry man who chronicled his ongoing journey with Asperger Syndrome in a 2012 bestselling memoir, will visit Harper College to share his story with the public.

His talk, at 7 p.m. Monday, April 1 in the College's Building J Theatre, is free.

Finch had been married for five years when he was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome - an autism spectrum disorder - and has since committed himself to relentless self-improvement, sometimes to a comical extent.

A former engineer, Finch is now a full-time writer and speaker whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Huffington Post and Slate. He also writes a relationship blog for Psychology Today.

His Harper lecture, hosted by the College's Student Activities and Access and Disability Services departments, will mark Autism Awareness Month.

Harper also will offer a free screening of the 2009 movie "Adam," which chronicles a friendship between a man with Asperger Syndrome and his upstairs neighbor. The screening is at noon on Tuesday, April 2 in Room A242 on the main floor of Building A on the main campus. An autism awareness table, staffed by students, will also be available for the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2.

For more information on the events, contact Access and Disability Services at 847.925.6266.

Press Contact: Erin Brooks, 847.925.6159.