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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