How the media is shaping public perceptions of autism for the worse.

A very well-written post about mainstream media and its impact on people on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’—


I was planning to write a few more specific response blogs to some of the stories that have been doing the rounds on Twitter over the past few days, but I just don’t have the inclination to sit down and give each story so much time. If you`re not sure what I am talking about let me explain.

First of all we had the autism/radicalisation story in the Daily Mail; a story which implied that autistic people are more likely to become terrorists, and I did take the time to write a full response to this one. Then over the weekend I came across another story, this time linking autism to screen time. In this article a professor of neurology talks about two studies which he claims show a link between screen time and autism. The idea being that some children can develop a type of autism from spending lot…

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Laina Eartharcher

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4 thoughts on “How the media is shaping public perceptions of autism for the worse.”

  1. Have you watched the new TV show. Oh it’s here in the US called The Good Doctor about a young doctor with autism? Wondering what you think of how they are portraying him

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    1. I’m definitely jonesing to watch it! 😁. I hear it’s really good so far (say the mainstream critics), and I heard that it comes from the same people who brought us “House MD”, one of my favorite shows ever. Naturally, I’m trying to free up some space on my DVR lol πŸ˜‚πŸ’—πŸŒΊ


      1. I rewatched every episode of House. I loved that show.
        Let me know when you see it what you think.
        I don’t have a dvr. It i did we’d be in trouble. I just watch it on apps on my ipad

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      2. Ooooh, that’s a good idea! I’d probably be in trouble if I had all the apps though LOL πŸ˜€ I’d never get anything done lol ❀ ❀ ❀

        I will definitely let you know what I think – I'm really looking forward to watching it πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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