My name is Eric Garcia. I'm an autistic journalist and the author of We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation. I'm also a political journalist. Ask Me Anything.
My name is Eric Garcia. I'm the author of a new book called We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation. As an autistic person, I felt like the discussion around autism ends up being about curing autistic people or the debunked conspiracy theory about vaccines. So, I took my skills as a political reporter and traveled the country to interview autistic people. My writing about autism has been featured in the Washington Post, the Daily Beast, the Atlantic and Spectrum. I've discussed autism on NPR's 1A. In my day job, I'm currently the senior Washington correspondent at The Independent, even though I'm not British, and have been an editor at the Washington Post and the Hill, as well as a correspondent at Roll Call, National Journal and MarketWatch. You can follow me on Twitter @EricMGarcia, where I tweet way too much. So, ask me anything.