Many of the actors, writers and crew members have Autism including three of the show's lead actors, Rick Glassman, Albert Rutecki, and Sue Ann Pien.
This time, he involved neurodiverse cast and crew members. The result, As We See It, follows the day-to-day lives of three autistic twenty-something roommates—Jack (Rick Glassman), Harrison (Albert Rutecki), and Violet (Sue Ann Pien)—as they navigate the ups and downs of adulthood.
Here are a few examples: Mickey Rowe (the first openly autistic actor to play Christopher Boone in Simon Stephens' Tony Award–winning play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”) Dan Aykroyd. Daryl Hannah.
Like Violet, Pien is on the spectrum. This was no accident. It's one reason she was cast. “I would not be able to play this role if I was not autistic,” she said.
For example, Raymond is shown to have autism, but Kim didn't actually have autism (although he was originally incorrectly diagnosed with it). In psychological testing, Kim scored below average (87) on general IQ tests and over his life he had trouble with his motor skills – for example he wasn't able to dress himself.
Hayden, herself an autistic person, writer, and disability rights activist, is one of the first openly autistic actresses to play an openly autistic lead. She collaborated closely with Heartbreak High's writing team to create Quinni, and her success stems from the initial possibility of playing herself.
Renee is a thirteen-year-old girl who is nonverbally autistic. She appears in the Pixar SparkShorts film, Loop. Renne enjoys playing ringtones on her phone and touching interesting textures (like reeds). She communicates by vocalizing, gesturing, and showing people things on her phone.
Rosie O'Donnell – The comedian, actress, and former co-host of The View has been very candid about sharing her journey with her daughter, Dakota, who was diagnosed with autism in 2016 at age 2-1/2.
Two years after she drew criticism for her depiction of autism in the film Music, Sia has announced that she is on the autism spectrum.
Nikolas Tesla - Tesla was another genius who displayed characteristics of autism, having several extreme phobias, severe sensitivity to light and sound, and an obsession with the number 3. His work also created the modern world as we know it, hugely creative and inventive.
Community embrace: Donald Triplett spent most of his years living in his hometown in rural Mississippi, where he worked as a bookkeeper. Donald Triplett, who was the first person to be diagnosed with autism, died last week in his hometown of Forest, Mississippi, at age 89.
Nikola Tesla, the inventor of the alternating-current electrical system, showed many signs of autism, such as several phobias, sensitivity to light and sound, obsession with number three, and social ineptitude.
Raymond Babbitt (Rain Man)
Raymond Babbitt, played by Dustin Hoffman in the movie Rain Man, is perhaps the most famous character on the autism spectrum. He is a savant who has an incredible memory and is able to perform complex calculations in his head. His portrayal of autism helped to raise awareness of the disorder.
Brendan Fraser is opening up about what it's like being a parent of a child with autism. Speaking about his experiences raising son Griffin, 20, during a recent sitdown with Howard Stern for his SiriusXM radio show, The Whale actor, 54, talked about making an effort to reach out to fans with autism at public events.
The country with the highest rate of diagnosed autism in the world is Qatar, and the country with the lowest rate is France. Around 4 times as many boys have autism as girls.
Actress Daryl Hannah was diagnosed with autism as a child. In an interview with People Magazine, Hannah opened up about her “debilitating shyness” as a child and fear of fame as an adult.
Amy Schumer jokes about how people react when finding out her husband has autism. Schumer shared that her husband was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in her 2019 Netflix special, "Growing."
Bruno has a few Autistic traits. In the movie, he developed the form of ritual based off of a combination of superstition and possibly sensory stimming. He would “knock knock knock on wood” all around him which is a way of asking for protection in many cultures from certain spirits.
The movie became wildly popular with the general population, but especially with autistic people, as while it is currently unconfirmed, it is a common theory that both Lilo and Stitch are autistic, which has resulted in many, myself included, relating to the stories of both Lilo and Stitch.
In the new live-action Disney film "Peter Pan & Wendy," which premieres on Disney+ on April 28, 15-year-old British schoolboy Noah Matthews Matofsky makes his feature debut as Lost Boy Slightly, becoming the first actor with Down syndrome to land a major role in a Disney film.
Joker was not autistic, because he seemed to deeply desire social connection (most of his fantasies were surrounding connecting with others).
Chloé Sarah Hayden (born July 23, 1997) is an Australian actress, social-media personality, activist in the disability rights movement, podcast-host and author.
Fortunately, “Heartbreak High” represents an autistic person's sensory needs in a more balanced and realistic way. The series serves not only as riveting television, but also as a teachable window for those wanting to understand the sensory sensitivity some autistic people have.