With a reporter’s eye and an insider’s perspective, journalist Eric Garcia chronicles the state of autism in America in his new book, We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation. Part manifesto, part memoir, and part reported essay, We’re Not Broken sees Mr. Garcia weave together personal anecdotes, interviews, and the latest scientific research to debunk the most pernicious misconceptions about autism and show that autistic people are everywhere — from dating apps to workplaces to Congress — and deserve to have a say in the policies and structures shaping their lives.
Mr. Garcia presents a comprehensive survey of autism in the U.S., incorporating the perspectives of autistic people from all walks of life in addition to sharing his experiences as an autistic journalist working at high-profile news outlets in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Garcia is a senior Washington correspondent at The Independent. Previously, he was an assistant editor at the Washington Post's Outlook section and an associate editor at The Hill and a correspondent for National Journal, MarketWatch and Roll Call.
Mr. Garcia will be in conversation with award-winning science writer Steve Silberman (FAN ’15), author of the 2105 book NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity.
This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and our YouTube channel.
AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of We're Not Broken from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Mr. Garcia and Mr. Silberman that will start immediately after the webinar. Copy and paste this link to purchase the book: https://www.thebookstall.com/event/were-not-broken-changing-autism-conversation-fan-program-eric-garcia
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