Skip links

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

May 23, 2022 | DEBS’ Book Club Zoom Event

May 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


We are very excited to have NY Flyers Members and Non Members join us for a ZOOM session with author, ROBYN K. SCHNEIDER, to discus her book, "SILENT RUNNING: Our Family's Journey to the Finish Line with Autism."

”The Schneider family represents the unrelenting determination of the human spirit that we find in long distance runners. We see time and again how those who discover the power of running are able to transform and improve their lives, and this story is a profound representation of running's life-changing qualities. Silent Running celebrates Alex and Jamie's extraordinary and inspirational journey while encapsulating the everyday essence of a runner -- the triumphs, struggles, and joy that can emanate from putting one foot in front of another."  -- Mary Wittenberg, Former President & CEO New York Road Runners, Race Director NYC Marathon

At 21 months old, identical twin brothers Alex and Jamie were diagnosed with autism. It was 1992, a time when autism was far from a household word. Robyn and her husband Allan were heartsick, but determined to find a cure for their sons, and thus their journey into the world of autism began. 

In Silent Running, Robyn Schneider takes readers on an intimate journey from a double diagnosis of autism, through many years of heartache, to a place of joy. Silent Running is a story of unrelenting love, of parents who never stop chasing after the silver lining, intent on finding happiness for their sons.
And find happiness they do—in running. In Schneider’s moving memoir, readers see Alex and Jamie transformed through running, their lives enriched. And eventually they reach a place where running, rather than autism, defines them. Along the journey, both Robyn and Allan face their own personal challenges. Allan begins running to help manage his symptoms of multiple sclerosis, and Robyn, while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, laces up her own running shoes, determined to run her way to recovery—for her family and for herself. And she hasn’t stopped.

“Silent Running is an inspiration. Robyn Schneider is a warrior who has overcome one heartbreaking setback after another, from her twin sons' diagnosis of   autism to her husband's MS to her own diagnosis with breast cancer. But through it all Robyn and her family never gave up on life, instead finding joy and healing through running. You won't want to put this book down."  -- Geri Barish,  Three-time breast cancer survivor & Founder 1 in 9, The Long Island Breast Cancer Coalition

What: DEBS' Book Club - Zoom Session with the AUTHOR!

When: 7:00 pm Monday, May 23, 2022

Hosts: Debi Unger & Deb Saat

Duration: Approx. 60 minutes

Group Size: unlimited

Meeting ID: 891 4203 8435
Passcode: 077174
One tap mobile
+16465588656,,89142038435# US (New York)
+13126266799,,89142038435# US (Chicago)
Dial by your location
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

You can order the book (new, used or on Kindle)  HERE

View Attendees HERE



May 23, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Categories:


Deb Saat
Debi Unger