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.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

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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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Autism Librarian

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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Autism Librarian

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

Television for the rest of us

Now I’m not one to recommend television shows. After all, I don’t watch it much myself, unless it’s a movie with my kids. I also don’t have cable, since I can’t afford it but this is one I’m going to try and check out. It’s called The Specials and it starts September 7th over at Oprah’s Network (OWN).

No doubt, that someone will probably see it before me, so let me know what you think. Maybe the three major’s will get the hint.

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Autism Librarian

Beauty within and without words

I work really hard to find the right words, both for myself and for my kids but a show I watched tonight reminded me how much can be done without words. I was watching a program on my local PBS station entitled “Local, U.S.A.” and they did a story on this amazing autistic young man who is an artist but has very limited vocal skills.

The show was entitled “Finding One’s Voice” and the artist is Alex Masket. It would very much be well worth your time to watch the show. For me, whenever I watch a show, read a book or an article, I always seem to gain insight into my own son.

Sincerely-

Autism Librarian