Life without Boxes
Autism Action Partnership invites you to the 2018 Annual Summit!
Join us for a day filled with awe-inspiring stories, educational speakers, and lively panel discussion centered around autism. Our keynote speakers and presenters will be unforgettable and informative. Click here to get registered now.
Mickey Rowe was the first autistic actor to play Christopher Boone in the Tony Award winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and one of the first autistic actors to get to play any autistic character. He has been featured in the New York Times (three times), PBS, Teen Vogue, Playbill, NPR, CNN’S Great Big Story, Huffington Post, and been the keynote at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center’s LEAD Conference, and more. He is completing his MFA in Artistic Leadership.
He has appeared in productions at Syracuse Stage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Seattle Opera, SCT, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Repertory Theatre, The Ashland New Plays Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Midnight Projects, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Mickey was Artistic Director of Arts on the Waterfront, a theater/philanthropy company working with Homeless Teen Artists, The Trevor Project, The City of Seattle, and Teen Feed. He is a juggler, stilt walker, unicyclest, hat manipulator, acrobat, and more. Mickey Rowe is represented by Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates.
Dr. Matthew S. Goodwin is an Interdisciplinary Associate Professor at Northeastern University with joint appointments in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences and College of Computer & Information Science, where he is a founding and key faculty member of a new doctoral program in Personal Health Informatics and Directs the Computational Behavioral Science Laboratory. Goodwin is also a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School, an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University, and the former Director of Clinical Research at the MIT Media Lab.
He has previously served on the Executive Board of the International Society for Autism Research and the Scientific Advisory Board for Autism Speaks. He has over 20 years of research and clinical experience working with children and adults on the autism spectrum and developing and evaluating innovative technologies for behavioral assessment and intervention, including video and audio capture, telemetric physiological monitors, accelerometry sensors, and digital video/facial recognition systems.
Goodwin has received several honors, including a dissertation award from the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, Peter Merenda Prize in Statistics and Research Methodology from the University of Rhode Island, Hariri Award for Transformative Computational Science, named an Aspen Ideas Scholar by the Aspen Institute, and a career contribution award from the Princeton Autism Lecture Series. He has obtained research funding from a variety of sources, including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Simons Foundation, Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation, and Autism Speaks. Goodwin received his B.A. in psychology from Wheaton College and his MA and PhD, both in experimental psychology and behavioral science, from the University of Rhode Island. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Affective Computing in the MIT Media Lab in 2010.