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February 11th: Movies and TV depicting adult Asperger’s or autism spectrum characters

January 19, 2015

In the middle hour we shared our favorite TV shows and movies that depicted adults on the autism spectrum and how it impacted us. Helen Landalf, the sister of the character the Rain Man talked about her brother, her father and her role in the screening of the movie. She also shared a short picture book illustrated by her brother with legends by her about their cat.
TV series mentioned included: The Big Bang Theory, Doc Martin, Parenthood, The Bridge, Community, Bob’s Burgers, Orange is the New Black, Sherlock, Glee, Bones, Boston Legal, Grey’s anatomy, House, Scorpion.
Movies: the Imitation Game, Temple Grandin, The Story of Luke, Adam, Rain Man, Ben X, Idiocracy, Pi
Books: including “Marcelo in the Real World”, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime”, “Loud Hands, Autistic People Speaking”, “Asparagus Dreams”, “Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant”
Video Game:To the Moon


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