New Netflix program about neurodiversity

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New Netflix program about neurodiversity

Post by allesandro » Tue May 07, 2019 6:40 pm

Netflix has a new television program currently airing called 'special.' It centers around a young man who happens to be both neuroatypical as well as gay. There are six episodes dealing with his challenges in the workplace ranging from using a letter opener to tying shoe laces and the prejudices he deals with as well as his successes. This deserves 5 stars.

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Re: New Netflix program about neurodiversity

Post by brutaldjc » Tue May 07, 2019 9:56 pm

Ohhhh I shall watch this at some point hopefully :D

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Re: New Netflix program about neurodiversity

Post by allesandro » Thu May 30, 2019 4:31 pm

The main character actually has cerebral palsy, affecting muscle coordination, eye/hand coordination, short term memory, and difficulty with both workplace and social issues. Many of the issues addressed are the same as those that we dyspraxics go through, from tying shoe laces to putting together furniture, shuffling cards, etc. The only difference really is the issues he has with gait, which is a classic scissors-like cerebral palsy gait. I find the work related and social issues to be portrayed extremely well. It's painful but there is so much comic relief that it's both tolerable and entertaining.
I wish the show was about a character with dyspraxia, except that no one would have a clue as to what that is.

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Re: New Netflix program about neurodiversity

Post by Tom fod » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:46 pm

The BBC SCI FI drama Dr Who has, in its' most recent season introduced a Dyspraxia character named Ryan.

Someone on the crew has a relative with the condition so wanted to feature it.
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Re: New Netflix program about neurodiversity

Post by allesandro » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:59 pm

I only saw the one episode where Ryan was unable to learn to ride a bike. I didn't realize that he was an ongoing character.

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