Reviews Alternate Atypical: Reimagining Netflix’s Atypical if it were Written by Actually Autistic People “For some reason, Netflix has classed all of this as a dramedy. The thing is it actually has the basic structure of what could have been a pretty good gritty drama. The show presents Sam and his actions as inherent and unavoidable … Continue reading #ActuallyAtypical: a Media Roundup of #ActuallyAutistic Thoughts on the Netflix Series Atypical
"Hey everyone, you should totally watch Atypical it's super informative about autism except for the pathologizing of misogyny, the uncritical look at the cult of compliance, the portrayal of autistic people as one dimensional more uncritical takes on using disabled family members as props for personal gain, serious misrepresentation of effective therapy and interventions but … Continue reading No, Bad TV Portrayals of Disability are Not Good Learning Opportunities.
In the years that I have spent in graduate school, I have not once been subjected to a timed test. All of the work in my program of study is based on either written work or oral presentations. While this isn’t the universal experience of graduate school, it isn’t wholly unique either. Yet, according to … Continue reading According to Bruce Pardy, I Shouldn’t be a PhD Student
I have now completed watching all eight episodes of the first season (it ended on a cliff hanger so they're clearly angling for a second) of the Netflix series Atypical. It goes without saying that this post will include spoilers and quite frankly you're welcome. Now you don't have to watch it. The show is … Continue reading Alternate Atypical: Reimagining Netflix’s Atypical if it were Written by Actually Autistic People
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a nondisabled person in the company of a disabled stranger wants to know "What is wrong with you?" This tweet was shared in response to someone who had just explained not only that they did not want to answer people's random questions about their disability but also that … Continue reading Okay, So I Educated 1 Nondisabled Person, Only 6 Billion to go.