Nick Walker is an author, educator, speaker, and aikido teacher, known for his innovative work on embodiment, self-liberation, creativity, transformative learning, autism, neurodiversity, and the cultivation of human excellence.

Nick is a faculty member at California Institute of Integral Studies and Sofia University, and a co-founder and Coordinating Editor at the independent publishing house Autonomous Press.

He holds a 6th degree black belt in aikido and is senior instructor of the Aikido Shusekai dojo in Berkeley, California.

Books in which Nick’s writing appears include The Real Experts: Readings for Parents of Autistic Children, and The Spoon Knife Anthology: Thoughts on Compliance, Defiance, and Resistance. A more complete list of the books to which he has contributed can be found here.

Nick’s essays on autism, neurodiversity, cognitive liberty, and related topics can be found on his blog, Neurocosmopolitanism.

Nick has been featured in the documentary films Orphans of Delirium (2004), Dreambody/Earthbody (2012), and Spectrum: A Story of the Mind (2015).

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