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When I give talks as a professional speaker I often talk about the work I’ve done to bring a realistic portrayal of disability to our entertainment industry. If you’d like me to speak to your organization contact me anytime here. Countless films & TV shows in the past few years have come out about autism! I’d be honored if you’d give a look at my brand new e-book titled Autistic Characters That Are Featured On Netflix, Disney+ & More! here. Here are several that are currently available to watch on Netflix for you to enjoy…

1. The Reason I Jump

When I heard that they were turning the best-selling book ‘The Reason I Jump’ into a full-length documentary film I was SO excited. For those who haven’t read the book, yet it was written in 2007 written from the perspective of a nonspeaking 13-year-old boy in Naoki Higashida. The book was later translated to English which made it rise in popularity even further! I gave it a read after seeing Jon Stewart mention it when he was the host of The Daily Show. Read my review here.

2. Rain Man

Not a big fan of the film as it has led to some stereotypes within the autism community to this day.

3. Love on the Spectrum

The docuseries “Love on the Spectrum,” which originally aired in Australia in 2019 and premiered on Netflix, looks at seven singles and two couples, all who are on the autism spectrum navigating the dating world. This isn’t the first time Netflix has brought up the topic of love, as they not too long ago had the documentary “Autism in Love” streaming on their platform. Read my review here.

4. The Speed Cubers

In a new short-documentary film called The Speed Cubers we get in an insight look into the competitive world of solving Rubik’s Cubes. The documentary mainly revolves around 17-year-old Max Park from California who is on the autism spectrum and Feliks Zemdegs from Australia. Both of these individuals are previous World Champion Cubers and the documentary looks primarily at the 2019 World Championship. Read my review here.

5. Asperger’s Are Us

6. Atypical

Atypical focuses on Sam Gardener, a young man on the autism spectrum navigating college, love and transitioning to adulthood.

See a film about autism which we missed that is currently on Netflix? Tell us in the comments! Some of our personal favorite films about autism which we hope will make it’s way back to Netflix soon include Temple Grandin, Adam, Mozart and the Whale, The Story of Luke, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and many more!

I currently work with film crews to bring a realistic portrayal of autism to their movies based on my experiences studying theater and growing up on the autism spectrum. Need some help with your next film? Reach out to us here for more information!

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My name is Kerry Magro, a professional speaker and best-selling author who is also on the autism spectrum that started the nonprofit KFM Making a Difference in 2011 to help students with autism receive scholarship aid to pursue a post-secondary education. Help support me so I can continue to help students with autism go to college by making a tax-deductible donation to our nonprofit here.

Follow my journey on Facebook, my Facebook Fan Page, & Instagram!

My name is Kerry Magro, a professional speaker and best-selling author who is also on the autism spectrum that started the nonprofit KFM Making a Difference in 2011 to help students with autism receive scholarship aid to pursue a post-secondary education. Help support me so I can continue to help students with autism go to college by making a tax-deductible donation to our nonprofit here.