The title of journalist Eric Garcia’s book, We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation, says it all: People with autism don’t need to be fixed.
Eric Garcia is a political journalist who also has autism. And he’s tired of the myths that persist around his condition — that autistic people are all white men working in tech and that vaccines cause autism. He says, too, that the common phrases people use to talk about autism – terms like “high-functioning” and “low-functioning” – can obscure the real needs those with autism have. Eric Garcia joins us this Friday at noon and Saturday at 11 a.m. to talk about his book, which he calls a love letter to autistic people.