While the CDC estimates about 1 in 88 children are currently living with some form of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the appearance of someone with autism in movies and television has been pretty rare. In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, and to shed much needed light on the effects of the disability, we put together a list of some of the most memorable movie and TV characters that have an autism spectrum disorder. — Scott Neumyer
Scott Neumyer is a freelance writer and publicist. His work has recently appeared in places like Maxim, Complex, The Atlantic, Babble.com, and is upcoming in NJ Family Magazine and MensFitness.com. He lives in NJ with his wife and daughter. You can find more of his work at www.scottwrites.com and feel free to chat with him on Twitter @scottneumyer.