15 Television Series with Autistic Characters, Front and Center

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TV shows with autistic main characters


Nowadays, autism affects 1 in 68 children, which means that it’s a lot more common than many people may think. However, even with all of the awareness that people and organizations such as Autism Speaks bring to autism, and Asperger’s Syndrome, in particular, it’s still is not represented nearly as much as it needs to be in film and on television.

As time goes on, it’s true that we’re seeing more and more representation of autistic individuals on TV. However, when it is portrayed, it’s not often portrayed accurately. This is largely because, despite efforts, there are still a lot of stereotypes and stigmas associated with autism that need to be broken. When it comes down to it, some shows have gotten autism totally wrong while others have managed to get it right, but regardless, check out these 15 television shows that had an autistic main character: