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Jerry Seinfeld and Autism - by John Robison

Jerry Seinfeld Autism
Jerry Seinfeld's casual statement that he "might be on the autism spectrum" has created a huge uproar in the autism community. I posted a few paragraphs on Facebook last night and I thought I'd follow up here with more thoughts.

I think it's important to have respected figures identify in a positive way with autism. When someone who is admired by many says, "I feel I'm a bit autistic," I take that to mean he feels solidarity with our group (Our group being those of us on the autism spectrum and our families and loved ones.)

Mr. Seinfeld's speculation that he "may be on the spectrum," may be the first step in an actual diagnosis or evaluation, and it may be a milestone of his journey of self-discovery. Many people are critical of self -diagnosis, but the fact is, most adult diagnoses start by people asking themselves, "might I be autistic?" Seldom are adults handed this diagnosis out of the blue. So before we attack self-diagnosis let's remember that's how "real diagnosis" begins for many adults.

Read Jerry Seinfeld and Autism - by John Robison

FX's The Bridge - Alex Plank Interviews Diane Kruger: Asperger's & Sonya Cross

Diane Kruger and Alex Plank on set of The Bridge
In this special episode of ATTV, Diane Kruger (Inglorious Bastards, Troy, National Treasure) sits down with Alex Plank of WrongPlanet.net for an exclusive interview where they discuss the character of Sonya (a detective with Asperger's) and Alex's role as Asperger / Autism consultant for The Bridge.

The Bridge premieres today July 10th at 10pm on FX! The Bridge follows the story of Sonya Cross and Marco Ruiz, two detectives from both sides of the US/Mexican border who are responsible for hunting down a serial killer operating in both Juarez Mexico and El Paso, Texas.

The Bridge, based on Swedish/Danish show of the same name, was created by Elwood Reid and Meredith Stiehm. Diane Kruger stars in the series as an autistic detective along with Demian Bichir, Ted Levine, Annabeth Gish, Matthew Lillard, Thomas M. Wright, Johnny Dowers, Emily Rios, Eric Lange, Catalina Sandino, and Carlos Pratts.

Watch FX's The Bridge - Alex Plank Interviews Diane Kruger: Asperger's & Sonya Cross

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