PMP286: We’re Not Broken with Eric Garcia

Eric Garcia is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist focused on politics and policy and currently the senior Washington correspondent for The Independent. His first book We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation, which the Washington Post called “outstanding,” was published August 3, 2021. He previously worked as an editor at the Washington Post and the Hill and as a reporter at Roll Call, National Journal and MarketWatch. His work has also been featured in The New Republic, The Daily Beast, and Spectrum. 

In his book, We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation, Eric tells a gripping story of your own journey as an autistic person as well as his research on the history of autism and the varied stories of others who do not want to be seen as broken.  Listen in for great takeaways, including:

  • Eric shares lessons from his story that can help educators better serve the unique needs of their students.
  • Learn why it is important for others to understand Eric’s premise that autistic people are not broken. 
  • Although every autistic person is different, Eric explains what specific accommodations helped him throughout schooling. 
  • One of the most touching stories in the book was when Eric reached out for help with one of his college professors. Listen-in to the podcast episode as Eric retells this story as well as many other great takeaways!

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