Special Needs & comedy

Three words I not did expect to see together in the sentence but here they are. The article is entitled “New Comedy Sheds Light on Raising Kids with Special Needs” by Tracey Porpora over at Disability Scoop. To learn more about the show check out the Surprisingly Complicated.

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Autism Librarian

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Autistic actors

After having written about the television show the Good Doctor, I across this article about actors with autism playing characters who are autistic. The article is entitled “Role Playing: Actors with Autism Portraying Characters with Autism” by Elaine Hall at the Huffington Post. I must say, I agree with what he says, that who better to play someone who is autistic than someone who is?

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Good doctor reviewed

So I finally watched an episode of the Good Doctor and I must admit it was pretty good. I can usually tell a good movie or show for me when I turn away because I’m so into it. In fact, the episode I watched had the preview for the final episode at the end and I must admit it sounded pretty good.

Now why I talked about the show in a previous post entitled The good doctor, here’s another review of the show entitled “How ABC Found a Surprise Hit in ‘The Good Doctor’” over at the New York Times. Now that I’ve watched an episode of it, I would say it’s definitely worth watching.

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Hollywood and autism

I found this article very interesting. To those of us with someone who is autistic or perhaps know someone who is autistic, there is a saying that goes when you know one person with autism, you know one person with autism. In other words, everyone with autism is different.

What this article points out is how many of the characters we see in movies and in television, that portray someone that is either autistic or on the spectrum, are in fact very similar. In turn, what that does is limits people understanding of autism.

The article is entitled “Is Hollywood’s Portrayal of Autism Fair” by Shaun Heasley over at Disability Scoop. Definitely worth the read for everyone.

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Television

I’m willing to admit, I don’t watch a lot of television. In part because I don’t really care for much of what’s on tv these days. I did however, see an ad for a new show about a doctor with autism that sounded interesting.

There’s an article about it over at The Mighty entitled “ABC Adds Show About a Doctor with Autism ‘The Good Doctor’ to Fall Primetime Line-up” by Jordan Davidson. I think it’s good to show people that autism doesn’t necessarily have to limit someone’s employment possibilities.

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The A Word

I came across a couple of articles on this show recently. The show is about an extended family that has a child with autism. The show is courtesy the BBC but actually based on a show in Israel called the Yellow Peppers. Talk about a world-wide story.

Anyway, the first article is entitled “Autism At Center Of New TV Drama” by Michelle Diament over at Disability Scoop while the second article is entitled “The Challenge of Creating a TV Series About Autism” by over at the Science of Us. The first article is about the show while the second one is an interview with the show’s writer.

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Autism Librarian