Neurodiversity Collection

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Title

Neurodiversity Collection

Description

This collection will contain material that deals specifically with the representation of neurodiverse disabilities on screen, such as autism, Down Syndrome, and PTSD. The emphasis is on disabilities where the primary effect is a brain chemistry difference, which encompasses mental illness, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, and more. Disabilities where the primary effect is physical can be found in the "physical disabilities collection" instead

Creator

Meg Szydlik

Collection Items

Ava Rigelhaupt, an autistic person, writes her reactions to the new Netflix reality series, Love on the Spectrum. Overall, she appreciated it's nuanced portrayal of autistic people and thought the team put a lot of thought into portraying them fairly…

Erica Milsom gives an interview to RespectAbility discussing her journey to making the short "Loop" for Pixar. The short is a story about a non-verbal autistic girl and a new abled friend she makes . Milsom specifically talks about how she involved…

Lauren Appelbaum looks at the Disney Jr. show, Fancy Nancy, and its autism episode. Appelbaum expresses especially how glad she is to see that the autistic character is voiced by an actual autistic person, and that it treats the autism in a very real…

Lauren Appelbaum highlights the way Kayla Cromer's career as an actress on the autistic spectrum breaks barriers. Her neurodiversity does not disqualify her as a successful actress. Her hope is that her presence on screen, playing an autistic…

Lauren Appelbaum looks at the legacy and history of Born This Way, a docuseries that followed seven people with Down Syndrome. These women and men have shown abled people that disabled people can live full and happy lives. The show also had a…
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