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So I watched the first couple episodes of #LoveOnTheSpectrum and I am gutted. It feels like watching one of those true crime docs. Like, you know it’s going to upset you but you care about the victims do you have to find out what happened.
First of all I want to say that I loved the autistic folk in the show. Michael is sexist and views women as objects but so what else is new. But it is just heart wrenching the way their families openly laugh at them.
But the absolute worst thing is the way they deliberately set these wonderful people up to fail. We have a disability that affects communication, so let’s set these two awkward people who hate small talk up for blind dates over MEALS.
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Ich bin heute mit der Serie #LoveOnTheSpectrum durch. An vielen Stellen war ich sehr berührt von den Protagonist*innen und ihrer authentischen Art. Meiner Meinung nach zeigt die Serie viele unterschiedliche Aspekte des Spektrums statt zu stereotyp zu sein. 1/8
Gleichzeitig war es deswegen schwer für mich, diese Serie zu sehen. Besonders die Szenen mit Olivia waren für mich wie ein Spiegelbild meiner Vergangenheit. Und sie hätten ein Spiegelbild meiner Gegenwart sein können, wenn ich in meiner Kindheit und Jugend nicht gelernt hätte 2/8
mich so massiv anzupassen zu müssen um zu funktionieren. Um ein neurotypisches Bild von mir zu erschaffen. Anpassung bis kurz vorm Zusammenbruch um für mein neurotypisches Umfeld "richtig" zu sein. 3/8
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After re-watching #LoveOnTheSpectrum, my feelings have shifted to a more positive place.

Yes, it’s too white. And it’s also made for a NT audience.

But the autistic people in the show are treated with respect by the filmmakers, and they’re encouraged to be themselves.
The first time I watched it, I was scared. I felt vulnerable, and exposed, and worried about how the autistic people would be perceived.

Accurate representation of autistic people is rare, so I wanted this show to be perfect. It’s not, but nothing ever can be.
I was scrolling through TikTok today and I came across a video that someone took of the scene where Maddi talks about how she thinks children are a waste of time and money.

The person recording laughed (in a good natured way), and all of the comments were positive.
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Here are my takes on Netflix's new show, #LoveOnTheSpectrum, as an #ActuallyAutistic viewer.

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#autismacceptance #neurodiversesquad #Neurodiversity #AllAutistics
1st episode: I really like how they talk about how the ratio of boys to girls with autism is shrinking down from that often cited ratio of 4:1. They mention how this is due to our increased understanding of different presentations of autism, so A++ there!

I also love that they touch on how empathetic autistic people can be! It is often our superpower, & we can become amazing at things like reading facial expressions & body language, even better than a typical person in some cases, due to our ability to observe/study behavior.

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