SIA, HER NEW FILM AND THE BACKLASH FROM THE AUTISM COMMUNITY

SIA, HER NEW FILM AND THE BACKLASH FROM THE AUTISM COMMUNITY Today I woke up to the disappointing news that the singer and now turned film maker, script writer, director Sia, had sparked backlash over her decision to cast a non-Autistic actress in the role of ‘Music’ an Autistic character who is also non-verbal which… Continue reading SIA, HER NEW FILM AND THE BACKLASH FROM THE AUTISM COMMUNITY

AUTISM AND THE RUBIK’S CUBE

AUTISM AND THE RUBIK’S CUBE FUN FACT - The Rubik's Cube is a 3-D combination puzzle invented in 1974 FUN FACT – And was invented by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik FUN FACT – And it was originally called the Magic Cube Now that you’ve had time to digest these facts, you’re probably wondering A) Have I gone… Continue reading AUTISM AND THE RUBIK’S CUBE

AUTISM AND ‘THE A WORD’, ‘THE GOOD DOCTOR’ AND ‘ATYPICAL’ DO THEY GIVE AN ACCURATE PORTRAYAL OF AUTISM?

AUTISM AND ‘THE A WORD’, 'THE GOOD DOCTOR' AND 'ATYPICAL' DO THEY GIVE AN ACCURATE PORTRAYAL OF AUTISM? OPINION PIECE The A word, The Good Doctor and Aytpical are in my view tick box television, in that it ticks the disability box and that’s where it ends. This show for me is another example of… Continue reading AUTISM AND ‘THE A WORD’, ‘THE GOOD DOCTOR’ AND ‘ATYPICAL’ DO THEY GIVE AN ACCURATE PORTRAYAL OF AUTISM?

AUTISM AND THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY

AUTISM AND THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY Recently I sat down and watched via Netflix “The Umbrella Academy” a dark comedy, superhero, fantasy, sci fi drama. “The Umbrella Academy?” THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY On October 1, 1989, 43 women around the world gave birth simultaneously, despite none of them showing any sign of pregnancy until labour began. Seven… Continue reading AUTISM AND THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY

DIVERSITY AND THE PRICE ATTACHED TO IT

DIVERSITY AND THE PRICE ATTACHED TO IT OPINION PIECE I’ve just read an online article from the BBC announcing that they are going to inject £100m (in Australian dollars that’s $180,920,500.00) of its TV budget over a three-year period to produce "diverse and inclusive content”. You’re probably wondering then why this is an issue and… Continue reading DIVERSITY AND THE PRICE ATTACHED TO IT

A NEW TV SHOW ABOUT AUTISM IS COMING-BUT JUST HOW INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS ARE WE?

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A NEW TV SHOW ABOUT AUTISM IS COMING-BUT JUST HOW INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS ARE WE? OPINION PIECE This week I read an online article that screamed good news from the TV industry. What could it be I wondered and hastily clicked onto the article. It said in the 300-word piece that Jason Katims had… Continue reading A NEW TV SHOW ABOUT AUTISM IS COMING-BUT JUST HOW INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS ARE WE?