Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Trendy, Trendy Autism

Autism is definitely getting more pop culture references these days, which I can appreciate.  But it still bothers me that so many of those references fall into one of two categories: the jerk and the superpowers.

There's a new show "The Good Doctor" about a doctor with autism who is super brilliant.  Dave and I have been on the fence about whether or not to watch it.  On the one hand, we feel that we should and we generally like medical procedurals.  But on the other, it can be hard for us if they portray autism incorrectly and even harder if they get it right.  

We will probably give it a try and see how it goes.  Shows like this make me wonder if ten years from now, autism will be an accepted part of the landscape.  Or will it be last year's trend, replaced by whatever new condition is considered hot?

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