John gave the first-day keynote address at the 2013 Pennsylvania Disabilities Employment and Empowerment Summit held recently in Harrisburg, PA. It was an honor to meet so many wonderful people while sharing his personal story of inclusion.
John recently had the honor of sharing his story of diversity and inclusion to the employees of PSEG, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Newark, New Jersey. The Museum of disABILITY History recently published a wonderful review of Someone Like Me. You can read it here. What an honor!
John had the chance recently to meet the man who narrated the audiobook of Someone Like Me- Mr. Jim Ross Meskimen. What an honor! John had the honor of contributing a blog article for the government website Disability.gov. You can read it here.
John recently had the opportunity to watch a production of the two-man stage show titled Handicap This! This compelling production tells the story of two men, Tim Wambach and Mike Berkson. Look for them to come to a city near you soon!
John is not the only member of the Quinn household to hit the news! Check out this wonderful segment on his brother, Joe! Joe, who has a developmental disability, was recently honored (and surprised!) by the local fishing club that he belongs to - the Fishers of Men in Springfield, MO. Well done, fellas!
John had the honor of traveling to Washington DC and addressing the employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This year's theme is "A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce. What Can YOU Do?" Click here to watch this powerful speech on YouTube.
John was recently listed as "One of 8 Amazing Motivational Speakers with Special Needs" by the Friendship Circle of Michigan. Such an honor to be listed in such good company as Temple Grandin and others. Check out the article here
John was recently interviewed by his friend and fellow author Zachary Fenell who is also a contributor to the online magazine The Mobility Resource. You can read Zachary's article about John here.
The September/October edition of Parenting Special Needs Magazine features John in their "no limits!" ad campaign. Also taking part in the campaign are such icons as Michael Phelps, Sir Richard Branson and Temple Grandin. What an honor!
John recently had the opportunity to speak at a Navy Chief Petty Officer Pinning ceremony for the CPOs of Naval Recruiting District, Phoenix. It was a great night and gave John the opportunity to get back into uniform!
Someone Like Me story hits the local airwaves!John had the pleasure of sitting down with the local Fox and CBS affiliate here in Tucson. Here is the segment - Enjoy!
Audio Book Released! That's right - Thanks to the professionals at Spoken Word Inc for making this happen! Listen to the first chapter of Someone Like Me and order CDs/MP3s/digital download here.
Keynote Speaker! John had the honor of being the keynote speaker at the Paralyzed Veteran's of America annual fundraiser in his home state of Michigan recently. Read the interview he gave to the local press here.
Apple iBookstore! You asked for it and now it's here! Someone Like Me is now available for purchase in the Apple iBookstore! Download a copy onto your iPad or iPhone today. Click here to get started.