Name of Character
Name of Show
Why Do You Think This Character Is on the Spectrum?
He's a quirky little guy with a little more quirks than your average quirky sitcom kid. Of note:his tendency to repeat words in a low-nodded whisper.
Is This a Good Portrayal of Autism or Asperger's?
Yes, yes, Yes! He is described as being rather off-social yet still lovable. His less-than-social behavior doesn't become a deficit. The scripting shows how many NT adults also are a little not-into people.
What I'd Do Differently
- I'd make his language sound as though has he developed late speech. Most characters and profiles are of those with Asperger's. I'm tired of seeing "prodigies" or very low-functioning people with autism. Once again, the ones in the middle fall through the cracks.