It's more of a discussion really than a question, there is a rise of TV shows with the starring role filled by actors playing a person with Asperger's (The Bridge, Hannibal, ect) as a mother of a daughter with Asperger's who is 8 I like and dislike this at the same time. I do like that Asperger's is something that is being talked about now, that people have a basic understand and that people with it would not be treated as bad. The down side of this is that the actors usually have the lead role… read more
There is a show called "Monk" that has a detective whom is on the spectrum, There is a show called Psyc" about another detective that has this special ability to decifer people.. I to have notice that in 90% of main stream entertainment shows, the person with aspbergers or on any spectrum is a detective or is depicted as having some special powers, many times it is just not a good description of most people on the spectrum.. as the questioner has stated. I believe that their should be more a realistic shows. Remember It is TV land, we are talking about. I have a tendancy to pick shows for my children movies and shows such as "Emanuells GIft". Movies about Tempel Grandin. social stories, Histroy channel and I get them around people that also have autism so that they can meet people like them. this is very comforting. TV land doesn't help my children develop very well. real people do.. TV doesn't give them real tools to navigate life. Nore does it paint an accurate picture for them. We see shows that just don't fit for us, with neurotypical people in it too. We just change the channel.. Most TV shows and Movies gravitate to the reality shows that have all the drama. most the time the themes they show just cause kids more confusion and anxiety.
I wish there were Disney shows that show Kids on The spectrum. I wrote a suggested to Disney. My son has aspergers And he is 9 years old. My doctor told me he understand certain emotions, when someone is not feeling well or hurt, happy And sad. Other than that he does not understand serious, bored, angry And when someone is playing or joking around etc.
My son watches "The Big Bang Theory" and "Parenthood." My son is fourteen years old with Aspergers and he knows that he is different than the kids at school. He goes to a social skills group at the Autism Project of RI and he told me he feels normal there and he has friends there that understand what it feels like to have Asperers.
I found this on a site about possible characters on the spectrum... Posted: Tue May (Phone number can only be seen by the question and answer creators) am Post subject:Mr. Bean definitely seems like he has some type of autism. Perhaps King George VI from The King's Speech. Charlie Brown, Linus, and Schroeder perhaps as well. SpongeBob Dewey Wilkerson (Malcolm in the Middle) Ian Kelley (Being Ian) Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory) Spencer Reed (Criminal Minds) Josh Nichols (Drake & Josh) Wilson (Home Improvement) Napoleon Dynamite, as well as his brother and Pedro the bad guy in Despicable Me (I think his name's Vector or something like that) the main character and his girlfriend from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind this cat doctor on an episode of Corner Gas the babysitter in The Incredibles Bubba (Forrest Gump) the entire cast of Asperger's HighBack to top
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