DART researchers recently collaborated on a project investigating the accuracy of portrayals of autism on TV and film. The final article in Psychiatry Research is available here and we also wrote a letter to the editor on the topic, now published in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
You can also see the perspective of the lead author, Anders Hordahl Hansen, on the netflix series Atypical in The Lancet here . If you can’t access the papers at the links above please contact us and we’d be happy to send you a pdf.
- Psychiatry Research citation: Nordahl-Hansen, A., Tøndevold, M., & Fletcher-Watson, S. (2017). Mental health on screen: A DSM-5 dissection of portrayals of autism spectrum disorders in film and TV. Psychiatry Research
- JADD letter citation: Nordahl-Hansen, A., Øien, R. A., & Fletcher-Watson, S. (2017). Pros and Cons of Character Portrayals of Autism on TV and Film. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-2.