The highly anticipated TV show The Good Doctor debuted this week. It features a young doctor with Autism and it appears to be getting rave reviews so far.
Keri Hicks is a Moncton mom, whose daughter Lexi is Autistic. She was a bit skeptical when she first heard about the show, but tuned in with an open mind.
She was very impressed, “They did a great job. One of my favourite parts of the show is at the end when they ask him why he wanted to be a surgeon , and he just stood there. He couldn’t make eye contact, and he couldn’t really tell them. For me, it was perfect because a lot of Autistic children have trouble with eye contact and relaying their feelings. Having the traits of Autism, but he is a Savant, he has a photographic memory.”
She says this will show others that these children are not just a label, and hopefully will help teach others how to connect with those that have Autism, “These children are not just a label These children have special abilities that we may not always see, but they are there. It is a good way for people to see how to relate the them in society.”
The Good Doctor stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy. It airs Monday nights on CTV.
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