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My review of Netflix’s ‘Atypical’ as an adult with autism

Season 3 of Atypical just debuted on Netflix on November 1, 2019.  It looks at Sam Gardener, a high-functioning 19-year-old with autism. In Season 1 and 2, it depicted his navigation through high school, and in Season 3 his journey [...]

By |November 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What I’ve Learned Being An Autism Consultant in Film and Television

As someone on the autism spectrum who loves theater, I hope this is something I can continue do for many years to come. Being diagnosed with severe autism at 4, my first opportunity to ever be on stage was performing [...]

By |June 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What I’ve Learned Being An Autism Consultant in Film and Television

The Good Doctor Renewed For Season 3

What fantastic news! We need more shows to put a spotlight on autism. Every place I go to speak as a professional speaker I tend to receive a question or two about my thoughts on shows such as The Good [...]

By |February 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Good Doctor Renewed For Season 3

This Autism Consultant Shines Working On ‘The Good Doctor’

This guest Q&A is with Melissa Reiner, MEd. Melissa is considered by leading Pediatric Neurologists and Developmental Pediatricians as one of the top behavioural and autism consultants in California. She currently works as the Autism Consultant on ABC’s, The Good [...]

By |September 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on This Autism Consultant Shines Working On ‘The Good Doctor’

Why I’m Thankful For ‘The Good Doctor’ As A Person On The Autism Spectrum

I can only hope that the impact this show has had will continue the conversation of featuring autism in more TV and film projects. The Good Doctor for all intense and purposes has hit the entertainment industry by storm. Reaching [...]

By |November 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why I’m Thankful For ‘The Good Doctor’ As A Person On The Autism Spectrum

My Thoughts On ‘The Good Doctor’ Hiring An Actor With Autism

I was ecstatic when I heard that Coby Bird, a 15-year-old actor on the autism spectrum would be a guest star on “The Good Doctor” as a character who also has autism. As an autism consultant, I’ve written several articles about the [...]

By |November 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

What Netflix’s Atypical Gets Right In Season 1; What We’d Love To See In Season 2

A new Netflix series, Atypical, was recently announced. It looks at Sam Gardener, a high-functioning teen with autism. It depicts his navigation through high school, from trying to find a relationship and other aspects of his journey. The series has [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Netflix’s Atypical Gets Right In Season 1; What We’d Love To See In Season 2

Julia, A Muppet With Autism’s First Episode On Sesame Street Is Now Available To Watch

On April 10, 2017, the world was introduced to Julia, a muppet with autism, for the first time on Sesame Street. You can watch her first appearance on the show below. One quote that stood out to me is at [...]

By |April 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

I Have Autism And This Is My Review Of The Power Ranger Who Has Autism

Warning: Spoilers below…   Growing up in the ’90s, I was completely obsessed with the “Power Rangers” TV show like many of my peers were. To show you how far my fandom goes, one of my first crushes was on [...]

By |March 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I Have Autism And This Is My Review Of The Power Ranger Who Has Autism

What The Film ‘Po’ Taught Me As Someone On The Autism Spectrum

In recent years more and more films have been released that have focused on those with autism and other special needs. This rings true for a new movie to be released in ‘Po’ that looks at the story of a [...]

By |November 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What The Film ‘Po’ Taught Me As Someone On The Autism Spectrum