Autism: TV Makes Strides in New Programming
Hollywood doesn’t have a long history of creating movies and TV shows that center around characters with autism. While there have been films over the years that have begun to explore the condition and present it to wider audiences, it’s a subject that is still often ignored.
Representing all kinds of different people in the media is important because it paints a more realistic picture of the world. Some writers and producers are working to create more stories that explore the lives of people with autism. These attempts are extremely important, not only to the autistic community, but also to the wider community which may not understand what the condition entails. While several recent attempts may be well-intentioned, displaying autism in an accurate and positive light can still be somewhat of a challenge.