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WE'RE NOT BROKEN Changing the Autism Conversation

by | Read by Eric Garcia

Biography & Memoir • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

Political journalist Eric Garcia, who is on the autism spectrum, interviewed others with this condition so he could join them in speaking for themselves instead of passively tolerating the judgments and misunderstandings of typical media coverage. He delivers what could be called a manifesto with sincerity that is pleasing enough to make his limited phrasing range a nonissue. His commitment to changing our culture's view of autism is audible. Garcia points out that autism's pattern of communication deficits and restricted social interactivity is now recognized as a developmental disability, not a mental illness. His powerful message is that people with autism do not need fixing and are not less deserving of respect than others. They merely need support to ensure that their needs are met within social and administrative systems that were not designed for them. T.W. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2022]

Trade Ed. • Mariner Books • 2021

DD ISBN 9780358578338 $27.00

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