I haven't been writing on here for a little while. With exams, and a lot of behind the scenes work, I've been a little preoccupied. But I'm back to talk about this wonderful film that's close to my heart for many reasons.
(Today, we have an amazing surprise - a guest post from the lovely Rebecca. She might be joining us for some events soon. She's lovely, so keep an eye out for her, and enjoy this wonderful article from her. - Lauryn)
Based on the Korean drama of the same name, The Good Doctor is an American medical drama about a young surgical resident, Dr Shaun Murphy (played by the Freddie Highmore who - if you grew up at the same time as me - probably dominated the cinema you watched) who is seeking to prove himself at his new job as a paediatric surgeon at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital.
Hands up who watched Power Rangers when they were younger? I remember narrating the stories for other kids to act out in the playground, running around in P.E. bibs the colour of their chosen ranger. Pink was always an issue because we never had pink bibs on hand. I can't actually remember how we ever resolved that issue. However, this article isn't about my playground escapades as a child, it's about this year's Power Rangers reboot which is (in my humble opinion) really freaking awesome.
Obviously, this isn't something everyone who is disabled will experience; heck, some of us are the biggest socialites out there! But sometimes, things like autism spectrum conditions or selective mutism can make making friends more difficult. So, here's a list of 3 things that might make that easier. And, after that, 3 tips for people who aren't disabled for being good friends to people they meet at university who are disabled.
I haven't done a Representation Reads in a little while, but I have just been sent a large collection of books with neurodivergent main characters. This one was one that had been on my radar for years, but I'd never looked into what it was about. I'd seen it in libraries a lot, but recently it was really difficult to find it. Luckily, I managed get a copy so I could share my thoughts with you all about this National Book Award winning novel.
YA books are arguably one of the most diverse genres of literature right now. It's not as difficult as it once was to find representation in books. However, that still doesn't mean it's always easy. It sometimes takes an immense amount of searching to find those books, but I thought I'd make it easier on those looking for books with autistic characters by compiling a list of 5 books for Young Adults with autistic characters that are either the protagonist or one of the main characters.
Dustin Hoffman, A.J. Saudin, David Neilson; what do these three actors have in common, you may ask. Well, they're all neurotypical actors who have played characters on the autistic spectrum.
sensitivity, William's Syndrome, PTSD, or other conditions that might cause acute hyperacusis (noise sensitivity) ear defenders can be immensely useful for helping to dull the overwhelming noise of everyday life.
I hope this gives you some ideas about what you could do with your child. All of these are accessible to any able-bodied or neurotypical siblings, so it's fun for everyone! If you have any other ideas, leave them in comments or tweet them at us!