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Neurodiversity Watch List

These television shows and movies portray neurodivergent characters in largely positive, accurate ways. None of these representations is “perfect,” but each is an example of how video-based media has attempted to include neurodivergent characters in their stories.

 

Television Shows

Abed in Community

Abed is an Example of Autistic Head-Canon I Love

 

Matilda in Everything’s Going to be Okay

https://mashable.com/article/kayla-cromer-interview-everythings-gonna-be-okay/

 

Sam in Atypical

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-08/what-netflix-atypical-gets-right-and-wrong-about-autism/11696524