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We're not broken : changing the autism conversation / Eric Garcia.

Garcia, Eric, 1990- (author.).


"This book is a message from autistic people to their parents, friends, teachers, coworkers and doctors showing what life is like on the spectrum. It's also my love letter to autistic people. For too long, we have been forced to navigate a world where all the road signs are written in another language."-- Provided by publisher.
Garcia began writing about autism because he was frustrated by the media's coverage of the myths that the disorder is caused by vaccines, the narrow portrayals of autistic people as white men working in Silicon Valley. As a Latino, a graduate of the University of North Carolina, and working as a journalist covering politics in Washington D.C., Garcia realized he needed to put into writing what so many autistic people have been saying for years; autism is a part of their identity; they don't need to be fixed. From education to healthcare, he explores how autistic people wrestle with systems that were not built with them in mind. -- adapted from jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9781328587848
  • ISBN: 1328587843
  • Physical Description: xx, 281 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
"Don't let me be misunderstood", Policy -- "In my mind, I'm going to Carolina", Education -- "That ain't workin'", Work -- "Gimme Shelter", Housing -- "Somebody get me a doctor", Health care -- "Ain't talkin' 'bout love", Relationships -- "Not sure if you're a boy or a girl", Gender -- "Say it loud", Race -- "Till the next episode", What comes next.
Subject: Garcia, Eric, 1990- > Mental health.
Autistic people > United States > Biography.
Autistic people > Biography.
Autistic people > Social aspects.
Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Mentally Ill Persons.
MEDICAL / Internal Medicine.
Autistic people.
Mental health.
United States.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Instructional and educational works.

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