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Autism is becoming more ‘mainstream’

There are now more people with autism on-screen and in the workforce.

The two trends are related and, advocates hope, will open the door to even more progress.

“Sesame Street” debuted a character with autism in April after extensive collaboration with autism groups.

Filmmaker Rachel Israel wanted to make a movie about a neurological disorder that actually starred people with the condition. Her film “Keep the Change” won several awards at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.


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http://www.healthline.com/health-news/autism-becoming-mainstream#1
Date
8th August 2017
Source
Healthline