I'm a doctor with autism - we're not exactly as portrayed on TV

When I open up about my referral for an autism spectrum disorder assessment, I draw on examples from the only popular reference I have for an autistic doctor — what’s portrayed on TV.

Hugh Laurie as Dr House.

You have probably seen these medical dramas – House, The Good Doctor, Grey’s Anatomy. There are more.

They all have or allude to a stereotype of autism in certain characters.

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