PARENTHOOD, ASPERGER’s, ASSBURGER’s, RON HOWARD + STEM CELL TREATMENTS
Posted Mar 10 2010 10:09pm
“NBC’s new drama Parenthood by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. One of the core story lines involves a couple slowly realizing that their son has Asperger Syndrome. I was so convinced by the the 8 year old actors portrayal of a child with Asperger’s that I thought he must have the disorder himself.
It turns out that the shows executive producer Jason Katims is the father of a child with Asperger’s.
In interviews, he has said that he wanted to portray the disorder in as accurate a light as possible. He succeeded in a big way, not only by showing the quirks of a child struggling with an autism spectrum disorder, but by showing how his parents and extended family grapple with understanding and accepting.
If you missed the first episode, you can watch it here. The series is on NBC Tuesdays at 10pm.” VIA