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As We See It: an imperfect step forward for representing autism on screen

By Rebecca Wood, Senior Lecturer in Special Education, University of East London
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At the beginning of the pilot episode of As We See It, the recently released series on Amazon Prime about three autistic flat-mates, we meet Harrison (Albert Rutecki), being encouraged to go outside and walk a single block by his helper, Mandy (Sosie Bacon). “You got this” she enthuses encouragingly, as Harrison, who has significant sensory issues, tries to navigate all the noises and interruptions of a typical urban environment.

Sadly, a barking dog proves too much for Harrison, who makes a hasty…The Conversation

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