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A Story Of Being Autistic In America, From The Inside

People living with autism face a large amount of misunderstanding from the rest of society. Eric Garcia starts with one simple premise: people with autism do not "need fixing."

Garcia, a journalist covering politics in Washington, DC, gets that message and much more across in his book We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation.

He compares living with autism to navigating a society where all the road signs are written in another language.

We hear the author's experiences and more in his visit to the JX.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.