Autism Hollywood Style
Autism Hollywood style and the entertainment industry is skyrocketing and has come a long way recently.
- The Good Doctor-a medical drama
- Jim Parsons starring in The Big Bang Theory as Sheldon Cooper
- Hero Elementary
- On The Spectrum
- Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
- Everything’s Gonna Be Okay
- Love On The Spectrum
In recent years, the mainstream media has produced programs featuring an autistic main character and supporting characters.
Autism depicting the best things like, romantic relationships, friendships, jobs, and navigating the ups and downs of daily life.
Movies with Portrayals of Autism
Great movie picks featuring a character with autism:
- Black Manta
- Aquaman featuring Black Manta’s autistic brain
- Academy Award/Best Picture
- The film Rain Man with Dustin Hoffman & Tom Cruise for Best Picture/Best Director/Best Actor
- Helena Bonham Carter/Magnificent 7
- Adam-Hugh Dancy/Aspberger’s Syndrome
Hollywood has spotlighted savant syndrome. This means creating an autistic character with a special skill. This may look like a character who excels at music, math or creative abilities.
Yes, sometimes this happens.
A child with autism spectrum disorder may also have an exceptional talent. However, this is only about 1 out of 10 kids with autism.
Fictional depictions of autistic kids with savant abilities are highlighted because they create good story.
The problem is that savant syndrome becomes the norm, not the exception.
Books About Autism
Kids in middle school and high school are looking for ways to relate to and understand their world and know they are gonna be okay. Here are a few books that can help.
The Warner Boys: Our Family’s Story of Autism and Hope
Life, Animated. True story of the autistic son of a Disney animator
Can You See Me?
The Boy Who Steals Houses
Planet Earth Is Blue
A Boy Called Bat (Series)
Famous People with Autism
Famous autistic people in history, like Einstein, didn’t have an official diagnosis of autism, yet are now considered autistic.
Celebrities with autism and adhd
Sir Anthony Hopkins
Clay Marzo (surfer)
Sir Isaac Newton