Autistic Self-Advocate with Tom Tortorich – “Authentically Myself”

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Tom Tortorich is an autistic self-advocate. He falls on the autism spectrum with Asperger’s Syndrome. Tom shares his experiences and philosophy regarding autism. Additionally he discusses neurodiversity, society and autism awareness.

With determination and self-discovery Tom does public speaking on topics such as climate change and he is a mentor.  He has also authored several science fiction novels. Time Without End; World Without Time; Hidden History, Secret Truth;

Since the recording of this podcast he has released a new book, Long Way From Home. 


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Tom Tortorich would like autistic citizens to be recognized for their uniqueness and contributions to our society.

Furthermore, Tom shares autism awareness and the importance of it for moving forward.

"Asperger’s affects one’s ability to effectively socialize and communicate. People with this condition are often high functioning but may be socially awkward and have an all-absorbing interest in specific topics. Communication training and behavioral therapy can help people with Asperger’s learn to socialize more successfully."

"Neurodiversity refers to variation in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, mood and other mental functions in a non-pathological sense."  Australian sociologist Judy Singer

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Since this recording he has released a new book, Long Way From Home.

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