I don’t know if you’ve watched the season 1 finale yet but it’s definitely going to bring out some water works there. I have always loved the tv show, “The Good Doctor” and it’s portrayal of a surgeon on the autistic spectrum. My favorite thing about the show is telling a different story about what people generally think of people with autism; that’s being incapable, unintelligent etc. In fact in the case of Murphy, his condition actually helps him to become a better surgeon because of his ability to focus on one particular thing at a time.
Oh and what I loved about this particular episode is how much it resembles my novel “Boy Behind The Door”. Absolutely, powerful and debunks the fact that autistic people are incapable of sympathy or empathy. In fact, Murphy went against his discomfort with human contact to hugging Dr.Glassman. It was amazing to see!
He told his friend and mentor for the first time that he loved him MORE. That was such a moving scene that debunks a lot of things people think about autistic people.
The fact of the matter is, not all people on the spectrum are the same and therefore should not be placed in a box expecting them to be or behave a certain way that fits your imagination or understanding of them. Beyond that is what I have proven in my novel, “Boy Behind The Door”.
It will be out there in 3 days and I want you to keep your fingers crossed. To stay updated and notified you can like our Facebook page or subscribe.
You are also free to check out other blog posts on mental health or my other novels in relation to that as well. Kudos!