As an autistic person, I hardly ever see people like me on TV.
Typically, media representations of people with autism are, at best, well-meaning blunders. At worst, autistic people are simultaneously fetishized and patronized. Us autists are sweet, awkward beings, and pure of heart–kind of like dogs, with limited brain capacity aside from our savant interests (which, of course, we all have)—at least according to Hollywood.
by Dan K
Dan K is a writer and screenwriter who majored in film and deeply regrets it. Shout at him on Twitter @The_True_DanK