There is an autistic child for sale on the internet. Okay, that's not entirely accurate, but that's how it feels.
Quick synopsis: autistic woman writes a script for a Star Trek writing contest and has to take it personally instead of mailing it because her sister is self centered and unsupportive.
Did you know that there is a cure for autism that the pharmaceutical companies don't want you to know about? (sarcasm) You should! Everyone should know about this.
I don't know if you've heard about it yet, but a BBC tv nature show person released a 1 hour documentary where he "came out" as autistic/Asperger's (still an official diagnosis in Europe.) The time was split between talking about his own life and exploring "treatments" in the US for autism. He asked himself the... Continue Reading →
I'm going to be judging every show by asking two questions: does it portray autism accurately, and does it help or harm the public understanding?
I watched it and what was made very clear to me is that Sheldon is indeed not autistic; he's gifted. The public just doesn't understand enough about either to distinguish between the two.
I got a lot of negative feedback on Gifted Homeschool Forum's facebook share of my Reaction to Disney Pulling Content from Netflix post.
I went into watching Atypical thinking I'd be focusing on how accurately they would portray an autistic person, and came out of it distracted by just how much I hated the mother.