Author appearances

Speaker Information

Since the publication of my memoir Schuyler's Monster: A Father's Journey with His Wordless Daughter by St. Martin's Press in 2008. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity speak to and share our experiences with a number of professional and academic gatherings.

My past appearances have included the Southern Festival of books, the Texas Book Festival, BlogHer 2011, SXSW Interactive 2012 and 2014, SXSWedu 2014 and 2017, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the 2nd Annual Microcephaly Convention, the North Carolina Assistive Technology Expo, the Alabama Assistive Technology Expo and Conference, Angelman Syndrome Foundation Biennial Conference, the Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders, the Vermont Family Network Annual Conference, the Texas Library Association Annual Conference and appearances at the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of Dayton, Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, Auburn University, the College of Wooster and Northern Michigan University.

It has been my honor and privilege to share what I've learned in my years with Schuyler, and I am available to speak at similar events in the future. If you're interested in having me (and Schuyler, if appropriate) visit your campus or event, please contact me at Speaker's fees are extremely flexible; I will work with you to make it possible.

References for past appearances are available upon request.

Upcoming appearances


Past appearances

May 15, 2019
Uncharted: A Young Adult’s Exploration of Advocacy, Agency and Adulthood
with Schuyler Hudson
George W. Hawkes Downtown Library  |  Arlington TX

October 11, 2018
Uncharted: An Exploration of AAC, Advocacy and Agency
Featured speaker, with Schuyler Hudson
Bridgeway Academy  | . Columbus OH

Schuyler addresses the 2018 Polymicrogyria Convention

July 14, 2018
Featured speaker, with Schuyler Hudson
2018 Polymicrogyria Family Convention  |  Denver CO

March 21, 2018
Featured speaker, with Schuyler Hudson
2018 Region 8 Parent Involvement Conference
Region 8 ESC  |  Pittsburg TX

September 29, 2017
The Authentically Inclusive Space
Robert Rummel-Hudson and Schuyler Hudson, Keynote Speakers
TLA District 7 Fall Meeting
Libraries for All: Serving Patrons of All Abilities
Texas Woman's University, Blagg-Huey Library  |  Denton TX

August 1, 2017
Fighting Monsters with Rubber Swords
Robert Rummel-Hudson and Schuyler Hudson, Keynote Speakers
2017 TAVAC Conference
Embassy Suites Outdoor World  |  Grapevine, Texas

August 7, 2017
In It For Life: Utilizing Parents as Unwavering Team Members and Fierce Advocates
Robert Rummel-Hudson, Parent Advocate Plano ISD
Schuyler Hudson, student
Region 10 Education Service Center | Richardson TX

April 22, 2017
The Authentically Inclusive Space: Serving Special Needs Teens
Robert Rummel-Hudson, St. Martin’s Press
Schuyler Hudson, Plano ISD
Texas Library Association Annual Conference  |  San Antonio TX

At the Texas Library Association Annual Conference, April 2017

March 8, 2017
Learning the Undeniable Truth About Inclusion
Beth Foraker, National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion
Nicole Eredics, The Inclusive Class
Renay H Marquez, ParaEducate
Robert Rummel-Hudson, Author/Speaker
Schuyler Hudson, Student
Sheryl Zellis, Eastwick College Ramsey NJ
SXSWedu  |  Austin TX

November 4, 2016
Featured speaker, with Schuyler Rummel-Hudson
A Voice for Everyone
Sponsored by the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association
Northern Michigan University  |  Marquette MI 49855

November 4, 2015
Featured speaker, with Schuyler Hudson
Fighting Monsters with Rubber Swords
Co-sponsored by the Office for Students with Disabilities, the Department of Theater Arts, and the Disability Studies Minor
The University of Texas at Arlington  |  Arlington TX

Taking questions at The University of Texas at Arlington

August 3, 2015
Keynote Address
Ten Years of the Big Box of Words
with Schuyler Hudson
Summer LifeSkills Boot Camp 2015
Region 10 Education Service Center | Richardson TX

November 20, 2014
Writing About Loved Ones: Telling the Truth without Losing Your Place at the Holiday Table
Greg Garrett
Robert Rummel-Hudson
Donna M. Johnson
Leila Levinson
Writers' League of Texas - November Third Thursday Panel 
Book People  |  Austin TX

April 1, 2014
Keynote speaker and presenter
Keynote Address: A Human Advocacy
Session: Disability Advocacy Through the Lens of Human Rights

March 11, 2014
Robert Rummel-Hudson (St Martin's Press)
Betsy Furler (BridgingApps)
Camedra Jefferson (Houston ISD)
Cristen Carson Reat (BridgingApps)
SXSW Interactive Festival  |  Austin TX

March 4, 2014
Robert Rummel-Hudson (St Martin's Press)
Betsy Furler (BridgingApps)
Camedra Jefferson (Houston ISD)
Cristen Carson Reat (BridgingApps)
SXSWedu  |  Austin TX

Signing books with Schuyler at SXSWedu

May 11, 2013
Seventh Annual Parent-Child Tea Party
Rowlett Public Library  |  Rowlett TX

April 9, 2013
Department of Communication
College of Wooster  |  Wooster OH

March 1, 2013
Keynote Speaker, Karen F. Steckol Keynote Luncheon
The 43rd Annual Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders
Hilton Memphis  |  Memphis TN

March 12, 2012
Panel participant
Tech Unity Beyond the #SpecialNeeds Hashtag
SXSW Interactive 2012  |  Omni Downtown, Lone Star  |  Austin TX

August 5, 2011
BlogHer ’11: Special Needs Mini-Conference
San Diego CA

July 30, 2011
Closing keynote speaker
2011 ASF Biennial Conference: Angelman Syndrome at the Crossroads
Salt Lake City UT

April 1, 2011
Panel participant
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Workshop 2011
Vanderbilt University Kennedy Center  |  Nashville TN

October 23, 2010
Panel participant
Texas Physical Therapy Association Conference / Student Conclave
Arlington TX

October 7-8, 2010
Keynote speaker and presenter
Alabama Assistive Technology Expo and Conference
Auburn University  |  Auburn AL

July 25, 2010
Guest speaker
Community Unitarian Universalist Church  |  Plano TX

March 26-27, 2010
Keynote speaker
Vanderbilt University AAC Workshop
Peabody College at Vanderbilt University  |  Nashville TN

Q&A with Schuyler, at Vanderbilt University AAC Workshop

December 3, 2009
Keynote speaker and presenter
2009 North Carolina Assistive Technology Expo  |  Raleigh NC

November 15, 2009
2009 Childhood Apraxia of Speech Walk  |  Fort Worth TX

November 6, 2009
Fall Book and Author Luncheon (with Loreane Tomlinson and Jeffrey Osburn)
Friends of the Arlington Public Library  |  Arlington TX

October 31, 2009
2009 Texas Book Festival | Austin TX
Saving Your Children: Dads on an Uncertain Mission
With Michael Greenberg, Rupert Isaacson (Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, moderator)

With Rupert Isaacson and Michael Greenberg, 2009 Texas Book Festival

October 30, 2009
With Jennifer Silverman, editor and contributor, My Baby Rides the Short Bus
Legacy Books  |  Plano TX

September 24, 2009
The Authors Express Event  |  Wylie and Sachse Public Libraries
Bart Peddicord Community Center  |  Wylie TX

August 13, 2009
Uptown Rotary Club  |  Dallas TX

June 24, 2009
The North Texas Kids Radio Show, hosted by Dr. Minette Riordan
KWRD 100.7FM  |  Dallas/Fort Worth TX

With Dr. Minette Riordan, host of The North Texas Kids Radio Show

June 20, 2009
2nd Annual Microcephaly Convention
Costa Mesa CA

June 16, 2009
With author Karen Harrington  -  Two Out of Three Authors...
Gregory’s Bistro  |  Plano TX

May 16, 2009
Homegrown Writers Open House and Book Signing
Richardson Public Library  |  Richardson TX

April 14, 2009
Celebration of Faculty Creative Works from 2007-2008
UT Arlington Central Library  |  Arlington TX

April 11, 2009
Second Annual Authors Forum
Emily Fowler Central Library  |  Denton TX

April 3, 2009
BookPeople  |  Austin TX

April 2, 2009
Keynote Speaker
2009 Annual TSHA Convention
Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association  |  Austin TX

Keynote Address, 2009 TSHA Convention

February 16, 2009
Featured Speaker
Writers’ Guild of Texas - A Year in the Life of Two Debut Authors
Panel with Karen Harrington, author of Janeology
Richardson Public Library  |  Richardson TX

February 13, 2009
Book Passage  |  Corte Madera CA

January 8, 2009
Legacy Books  |  Plano TX

November 20-22, 2008
Guest of Prentke Romich Company
2008 Annual ASHA Convention
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association  |  Chicago IL

Prentke Romich Co. book signing, 2008 ASHA Convention

November 8, 2008
Barnes & Noble Prestonwood Center  |  Dallas, TX

November 6, 2008
Guest Lecturer
University of Dayton, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Dayton OH

October 11, 2008
Panel participant
Southern Festival of Books
A Very Calm Presence — Two Stories of Family, Friends and Healing
Panel with Sigourney Cheek, author of Patient Siggy: Hope and Healing in Cyberspace
Nashville, TN

With author Sigourney Cheek, 2008 Southern Festival of Books

October 4, 2008
Borders at Watters Creek  |  Allen TX

September 16, 2008
North Dallas Evening Rotary Club  |  Dallas TX

September 12, 2008
Featured speaker
Friends of the UT Arlington Libraries
The University of Texas at Arlington  |  Arlington TX

July 29, 2008
Keynote Speaker
2008 Assistive Technology Cluster Conference
Region 10 Education Service Center  |  Richardson TX

May 31, 2008
Summerfest: READ, Concert on the Patio
Texas Christian University Bookstore  |  Fort Worth TX

April 26, 2008
Barnes & Noble  |  Lewisville TX

Television appearance - April 23, 2008
Good Morning Texas
“The Not So Perfect Parent”, hosted by Paige McCoy Smith
WFAA Channel 8  |  Dallas/Fort Worth TX

Good Morning Texas, WFAA Channel 8, Dallas

April 4, 2008
Live radio appearance
The John McMullen Show on K-News Radio 970  |  Palm Springs CA

Radio interview
Hillside Family Forum, Hosted by Terese Taylor

March 11, 2008
Barnes & Noble Fiesta Trail  |  San Antonio TX

March 10, 2008
Podcast interview
Jumping Monkeys, hosted by Megan Morrone and Leo Laporte
Episode 37: Schuyler’s Monster

March 9, 2008
Barnes & Noble Arboretum  |  Austin TX

March 8, 2008
Barnes & Noble Town & Country  |  Houston TX

March 1, 2008
Television appearance
Positively TEXAS!, hosted by Iola Johnson  |  CBS 11 KTXA 21  |  Dallas TX

March 1, 2008
Barnes & Noble South Arlington  |  Arlington TX

February 22, 2008
Television interview
Think, hosted by Krys Boyd  |  KERA Channel 13  |  Dallas TX

“Think”, KERA Public Television, Dallas

February 23, 2008
Barnes & Noble Prestonwood Center  |  Dallas TX

February 22, 2008
Barnes & Noble Creekwalk Village  |  Plano TX

Radio interview
Weekend America, reported by Michael May  |  American Public Media

February 20, 2008
Book publishing party
featuring guest author Robert Rummel-Hudson
Hosted by  |  New York NY

December 11, 2006
Panel Discussion
From Blogger to Author: How Bloggers Get Book Deals, and What This Means for Publishing
Hosted by  |  New York NY