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Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Media

This guide provides resources on autism spectrum disorders.



Television Characters on the Autism Spectrum

Max Braverman in Parenthood

Max Braverman-Parenthood (Asperger's) pictured above

Abed Nadir-Community (never explicitly mentioned, but many fans assume he has Asperger's) pictured above

Sam Gardner-Atypical (Autism) pictured above

The Big Bang Theory Cast: Before They Were Stars - TV Fanatic

Sheldon Cooper-The Big Bang Theory (Autism) pictured above


Please note that these films, documentaries, and television shows do not necessarily portray the experience of any or all individuals who are on the autism spectrum.

Black and white cartoon of film