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Review: ‘Love on the Spectrum’ is kind, but unrepresentative | Spectrum | Autism Research News

BY   /  18 AUGUST 2020

The Netflix series that follows 20-something autistic adults looking for love is well intentioned but fails to capture reality and is riddled with bad advice.

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I’m autistic, and I got engaged in July. We don’t have any couples’ pictures — it’s hard to ask someone else to snap a photo for you during a pandemic. But otherwise, it was perfect. My partner and I spent the day hiking in the woods and wading in the Patapsco River in Maryland. After, we sat on a bench to eat sandwiches I’d packed. He didn’t kneel. He just handed me a small ring box and smiled like the sun. […]

Source: Review: ‘Love on the Spectrum’ is kind, but unrepresentative | Spectrum | Autism Research News


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By Eve Reiland

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One reply on “Review: ‘Love on the Spectrum’ is kind, but unrepresentative | Spectrum | Autism Research News”

Howdy Sara!
Thank you for sharing your engagement story! It brought joy to my heart and a tear to my eye. I’m happy for y’all and wish you the best!

I don’t watch shows about autistic people usually because they feel too exploitative or get it wrong. But, I’m glad they’re there because they help bring autism to the consciousness of non-autistic folks and makes it more acceptable and less scary for them. It normalizes it for people who haven’t ever realized they’ve met an autistic person.

Huzzah!
Jack

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