The Good Doctor Offers a Refreshing Depiction of Autism

The Good Doctor Offers a Refreshing Depiction of Autism

The Good Doctor Offers a Refreshing Depiction of Autism 2048 1380 Dave Zambotti

June 3, 2019

The Good Doctor’s representation of autism on-screen has inspired many people with mental health issues to believe that they can achieve their goals. It provides a thoughtful insight into some of the struggles those with autism might face.

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