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10 Things I Wish Our Entertainment Industry Knew About Autism

It’s been almost 30 years since the 1988 movie “Rain Man” came out, featuring Dustin Hoffman as a character who was on the autism spectrum. At the time, it was one of the few depictions of autism in film. Since [...]

By |June 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 10 Things I Wish Our Entertainment Industry Knew About Autism

6 Films About Autism on Netflix

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. [...]

By |November 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 6 Films About Autism on Netflix

12 Things You Should Never Say to Someone with Autism

When I speak around the country about growing up with autism to different organizations, schools, businesses, etc. it's always often a surprise to people to hear that I'm on the autism spectrum. When I was a kid I was considered on [...]

By |July 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|3 Comments

7 Actors Who Have Played Characters with Autism

Earlier this year we came out with a blog on 5 Actresses Who’ve Played Characters with Autism to spotlight the world premiere of Jane Wants a Boyfriend, a film focused on a young woman with Aspergers trying to find love [...]

By |June 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 7 Actors Who Have Played Characters with Autism

Temple Grandin & Rain Man Discussed During Autism Awareness Month

One of my favorite topics I like to discuss with audiences is autism in the media. I got to do just that at Millburn High School as we discussed the impact of autism in film and television. Of the highlights [...]

By |April 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Temple Grandin & Rain Man Discussed During Autism Awareness Month

He isn’t Rain Man; Getting Beyond the Stigma of Autism

This guest post is from Mandy Farmer, a blogger/author/advocate who writes for the blog From the Bowels of Motherhood. She and her husband have three kids under seven years old. Their middle son is on the autism spectrum. She writes [...]

By |March 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on He isn’t Rain Man; Getting Beyond the Stigma of Autism

When One of My Peers Called Me ‘Rain Man’

Do you know that I was once called Rain Man by a college peer? Wow. I was furious. When I look back at the reason why anyone would say something like that I think of some of the stereotypes of [...]

By |January 3rd, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When One of My Peers Called Me ‘Rain Man’