I am Jory Fleming, autistic author, geographer, and Rhodes Scholar. I wrote a book about being human from a neurodivergent perspective. Ask me anything!
THANKS to all for your questions, I am now logging off. I am tired but have appreciated being able to converse with you all today. I hope you have more questions, and encourage you to find an autistic individual in your community and ask them some questions if they are open to it. Many <3 (heart) for you all. Bye.
Hello Reddit, my name is Jory. Along with Lyric Winik, I am the author of the book How to Be Human: An Autistic Man’s Guide to Life, which comes out April 20th and can be found at a bookseller near you. I’m looking forward to this AMA!
With the book, I really wanted to give readers a perspective on autism through the vantage point of just one person (me). I think books can be a great way to explore and learn. Lyric and I worked hard to make the book accessible and hopefully interesting, and I want readers to feel like they are a part of the conversation too. Conversations about autism and disability (I have a medical condition and physical disability) are important for everyone to have. But since this is an AMA, I’m excited to know what other questions you have for me too. I live and work in South Carolina and enjoy reading, board games, bird watching, and Scottish country dancing in my spare time. I studied geography ＆ earth/ocean sciences, and work in the climate change field at the moment. If you have questions for my service dog Daisy, I can also see if she is open to a few questions!