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Old 01-10-2009, 03:43 PM   #1
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Don't know where I stand

I am not sure if this has been a topic before. Do you think it helps or misrepresents our kids?????

Everywhere you turn around there is a show that features someone with Autism.

I see where finally getting the word out helps. I just sometimes get angry like its the new ratings grabber topic.

I TRULY hope no one gets offended by this.....I am just curious how others feel...

Its not the documentaries etc....just the fictional shows....

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Old 01-11-2009, 04:52 AM   #2
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Re: Don't know where I stand

I think it's a way of recognising people in all walks of life. If a character with Autism is depicted in a TV show such as home and away, etc (sorry if its a bad example, im Aussie!) then people see that they are an active member of many communities, reality is now, they are. i think as autism awareness is out there in the world there will be characters on tv shows try in some ways to create 'community' type settings. i reckon its a good thing personally.

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Old 01-11-2009, 08:59 AM   #3
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Re: Don't know where I stand

I think it's a good thing if portrayed properly.

Rainman was brilliant, it wasn't until I had an autistic son that I realised how fantastic Dustin Hoffman was!

Education has to be a good thing, if it is done properly. The higher the profile hopefully the better the future life for our chidren?? That's what I hope. I'm not going to be here forever so I want there to be facilities for him in an understanding world. Not to much to ask? HA HA

Old 01-23-2009, 07:55 PM   #4
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Re: Don't know where I stand

What I hate are the news teasers that say "coming up at 6, a major breakthough in autism". Then when you watch the show, they just give a little information and there isn't really a major breakthrough. I know it's all just to get viewers, but it's cruel

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