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Shows About Autistic Characters

Shows About Autistic Characters

Okay this is random but I thought I’d put it out there. I was suggested to watch the show Atypical by many of my coworkers who were hard pressed about thinking I would enjoy the show. I also had my mother suggest a Korean drama to watch that was about a boy with autism. I started to watch the first episodes of each and literally struggled with watching both of these.

My first thought was. I’m trying to watch a show to escape for an hour. My second thought was…do I have to watch a show of what… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member The cons for that show is ppl who are not knowledgeable think everyone on the spectrum is like that boy. Who is a actor not someone whos actually autistic. And hes playing high functioning not even severe... Ppl have commented even compared my 5 year old severe non verbal daughter to that actor in show and its a Spectrum people no 2 are Like.. i watched the hole show but it definitely isnt educating people of autism i dont believe. Ide say if u didn't like than dont worry about watching, just thank them n say your good 😊❤️

posted about 1 month ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I also tend to turn them off. I started watching Love on the Spectrum, but it was just awkward. I do like shows like Big Bang Theory, or Community, where there is a character on the spectrum, but it is more light-hearted and funny. It isn't about autism, there is just a character who is autistic woven into the fabric of the show.

posted about 1 month ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member exactly! 1 in 44 is now the rate at which autism is being diagnosed in children. Odds are that the majority of people in the US have at least one autistic individual in their family but think the stereotypical behavior (including OCD) is either quirky or annoying yet we are expected to feel that mentions of autism in pop culture should inspire us and accept platitudes as a form of help. I think it's high time we went from professing "autism awareness" to "autism acceptance."

posted about 1 month ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I can understand where you’re coming from. For me, I liked how I could relate to the family, most shows are geared toward children/people without intellectual disabilities. Other programs I liked was Parenthood, that show would make me cry. On the Spectrum on HBO is pretty cool too, its original language is in Hebrew. Another show I absolutely love is the Good Doctor too.

Maybe you’re not ready yet, that’s ok.

posted about 1 month ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member Love on the Spectrum was very awkward and hard to watch.

edited, originally posted 15 days ago
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