For the storytelling project, I wasn’t sure which avenue to pursue. The issue of making space for autism in the education system seemed so big, and every problem I noticed seemed to lead to ten more problems. Eventually I thought, “Well, hell, the only way to fix this would be to create a brand-new education system.” So that’s what I did.

A black and white photo of storyteller David Preyde

David Preyde is a freelance writer who lives in Toronto. 

Among other things, he’s written about surviving high school with Asperger’s, a dating guide for people with Asperger’s, a novel about how much it sucks to be a twelve-year-old with undiagnosed Asperger’s, and a short story in which killer robots take over the world and autistic people are the only survivors. Some of his writing about disability can be found at his blog: