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The untold truth about the kind doctor

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David Shore did extensive research on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) before writing “The Good Doctor,” telling the TCA panel that “we [the writers] We’ve seen a lot of doctors, we’ve consulted with people, we’ve got people in the range that we’re working with” (via Limit line).

However, the medical drama has been criticized by mental health professionals as well as writers, like other popular media such as “Rain Man”, which depicts mainly ASD characters. as “clumsy white male gods” as well as explaining Shaun’s differences and challenges as a superpower. Three experts wrote in an article for The Hollywood Reporter that the series “creates a mythical autistic superhero who misleads the public by misrepresenting the disability level of autism in this society.”

An actual autistic doctor wrote that they liked the show but noted how many autistic people have extreme empathy, not the disconnection from others as the series suggests and wishes. it also describes more of the behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder (via Conversation). Because Slate, autistic writer Sara Luterman also praises Shaun’s humanity as a character with a disability “even if it often seems to be by chance” of the typically neurotic creative group.

In the end, the series received a positive reception as well as harsh criticism from the autistic community.

https://www.looper.com/711895/the-untold-truth-of-the-good-doctor/ The untold truth about the kind doctor

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