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Research shows improvements in the representation of autistic adults in film, television, books, and more – News Medical

Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Research shows improvements in the representation of autistic adults in film, television, books, and more – News Medical


Forward by our Assistant Editor – Autistic children have been represented in film, television, books and other media platforms more than their adult counterparts. This can be seen as being biased and doesn’t show society the whole picture of autistic adults, which annoys them. focusing on children more may be due to education and parenting. However, UC Santa Cruz have reached into this dilemma and have found an increase in autistic adults being portrayed to public which will help them in employment and get more support to improve their living standards.
By Khaleel Chima - Assistant Editor - Lead Roving Reporter – Ability Today

Research Shows Improvements In The Representation Of Autistic Adults In Film, Television, Books, And More – News Medical

New research from UC Santa Cruz shows incremental improvements in the representation of autistic adults in film, television, books, media coverage, and advocacy organization websites. The study, published in the journal Autism in Adulthood, follows up on a 2011 paper, "Infantilizing Autism," in Disability Studies Quarterly, which had found that popular portrayals of autism were overwhelmingly focused on children.
New research from UC Santa Cruz shows incremental improvements in the representation of autistic adults in film, television, books, media coverage, and advocacy organization websites. The study, published in the journal Autism in Adulthood, follows up on a 2011 paper, “Infantilizing Autism,” in Disability Studies Quarterly, which had found that popular portrayals of autism were overwhelmingly focused on children.
Read more at: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20220630/Research-shows-improvements-in-the-representation-of-autistic-adults-in-film-television-books-and-more.aspx

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