The Good Doctor and The Portrayal Of Autism In TV & Movies

The Good Doctor and The Portrayal Of Autism In TV & Movies. The Good Doctor is a new show on ABC. About a young Autistic doctor. It seems that every portrayal of autism in television and movies fallows The Rain Man Trope. The Good Doctor appears to be no different. However this is not the whole picture of what means to deal with autism. Some of us aren’t savants. We are not a socially awkward genius. We are not doctors, neuroscientists or something like those jobs. A lot of us struggle with math, language and science, and have very limited employment opportunities. There is nothing wrong with showing characters who are autistic savants, but I would also like to see more autistic characters who aren’t. Characters who struggle with trying to keep a minimum wage job, and or fell trapped in a bad one because they know they are going to have a hard time finding another job.

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Published by Troy Grudin (TroyGrudinMediaArts)

A little bit of everything, Sports mostly Boxing, Cosplay Conventions, Travel, My Autistic Spectrum/ADHD/Learning Disabilities Experience, & a Vlog! I have a passion for photographing and videoing people who are active and creative. I am also an avid selfie taker. Something I have been doing before selfie was a word. I vlog about my experience dealing with Autistic Spectrum Issues, Boxing, and am planing on starting a personal daily or almost daily vlog.

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