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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

How ‘Curious Incident’ Helped Bring Autism Awareness to Broadway

If you watched the 2015 Tony awards you may know about the popularity of the new play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” Based on the 2003 best-selling novel by Mark Haddon, Curious Incident won 5 Tony [...]

By |June 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How ‘Curious Incident’ Helped Bring Autism Awareness to Broadway

Film Critic Says, “Finding Dory Will Resonate in the Disability Community”

Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly recently reviewed the film Finding Dory (starring Ellen DeGeneres) that will hit theaters on June 17, 2016. This film, which is the sequel to the Disney Pixar hit from 2003 in Finding Nemo will focus [...]

By |June 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

New Film on Autism & Disney to be Released in Theaters

A documentary called “Life, Animated” focused on a man with autism who made tremendous strides through Disney films will be released starting July 1st in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles! The film will later be showing in [...]

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ABC Debuts New Show That Features a Teenager with Special Needs

Looking for something new to watch? A new show called “Speechless” has been picked up by ABC. The show that looks at the lives of a family with three children includes one teenager named JJ who’s nonverbal and uses a [...]

By |May 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ABC Debuts New Show That Features a Teenager with Special Needs