Here is a short list of movies and books for anyone who would like to learn more about ASD by watching movies or reading a good book. Read reviews for content advisories.
Adam(2009) Romance, Drama Rated PG-13 for thematic material, sexual content and language.
Adam, a young man with asperger’s, meets his upstairs neighbor, Beth, and they fall in love. Read a review from Common Sense Media here.
Temple Grandin (2010) TV PG Biography, Drama
A Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Awards Winner.
Based on the books “Emergence” by Temple Grandin and “Thinking in Pictures” by Temple Grandin.
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco Stork
My review of Marcelo in the Real World is posted here.
Rain, Reign by Ann M. Martin (for younger readers)
Read my review of Rain, Reign here.
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s by John Elder Robison
Read my review of Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s by John Elder Robison here.
I also enjoyed Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger’s and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers by John Elder Robison
Pretending to Be Normal by Liane Holiday Willey
Do you have any to add? Please comment. Have you seen or read any of these? What did you think?
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