Autistic licence

The Autism News | English For years, there was only ‘Rain Man.’ Suddenly, Asperger’s is the new ‘it’ disorder on screen and in fiction. By Brian Bethune | On a 2006 episode of House, Fox’s popular TV drama about the misanthropic medical genius played by Hugh Laurie, Gregory House has to solve the troubling case of an autistic child. Is the 10-year-old boy screaming because he has an untreated physical ailment about which he can’t communicate, or because, well, as most of House’s team believe, that’s what severely autistic children do?

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Autistic licence

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