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Encyclopedia > List of fictional characters on the autistic spectrum

Fictional characters described by the authors as having conditions on the autistic spectrum. This article is intended to include only fictional characters explicitly described in the work or otherwise by the author as being autistic or having Asperger's. It is not intended to include speculation. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... A boy with autism and his mother Autism refers to a spectrum of disorders, and lies somewhere under the umbrella of a greater encompassing spectrum, that of pervasive developmental disorders that involve the functioning of the brain. ... Asperger described his patients as little professors. Aspergers syndrome (AS), is a pervasive developmental disorder commonly referred to as a form of high-functioning autism. ...

Contents

Literature

  • Lou Arrendale and his associates from The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon. [2]
  • Christopher John Francis Boone in the book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. [3]
  • John Cosway in Barbara Vine's "The Minotaur". Diagnosed by the family physician as having 'childhood schizophrenia', the Swedish assistant employed to supervise John, makes a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome in hindsight; her dealings with John having occurred in the 60s.
  • Dr. Kio Masada from C. S. Friedman's This Alien Shore is an autistic savant with a talent for computer science. The book also mentions his deceased wife, a musically gifted autistic savant, and includes Masada's musings on the nature of their relationship. Within the text, members of their culture refer to them as iru, but Friedman has confirmed that this term is meant to be analogous to autism.
  • Darryl McAllister from A Wizard Alone, part of Diane Duane's Young Wizards series. His autism gives him an unusual perspective of the world that in turn gives him unique abilities as a wizard.
  • Manfred Steiner in Philip K Dick's Martian Time-Slip. Outwardly a severely autistic child, Manfred in fact operates on a different time-scale to the rest of humanity.

The Speed of Dark is a near-future science fiction novel by Elizabeth Moon. ... At the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, August 2005 Elizabeth Moon, born 1945 March 7, is an American science fiction and fantasy author. ... Christopher Boone is the main character in the 2003 fictional book Template:The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Template:Mark Haddon. ... The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a novel written by Mark Haddon that won the 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year and the 2004 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book. ... Mark Haddon Mark Haddon (born 1962 in Northampton) is a novelist, who was educated at Uppingham School and Merton College, Oxford, where he studied English. ... ... An autistic savant (historically described as idiot savant) is a person with both autism and Savant Syndrome. ... An autistic savant (historically described as idiot savant) is a person with both autism and Savant Syndrome. ... Diane Duane (b. ... Cover of So You Want to Be a Wizard, the first book in the series Young Wizards is a series of novels by the fantasy fiction author Diane Duane. ... Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) was an American writer, mostly known for his works of science fiction. ... Cover of the first edition of Martian Time Slip published by Ballantine Martian Time-Slip is a 1964 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. ...

Film

Key or central characters:

For the AOL publishing language, see RAINMAN. Rain Man is an Academy Award-winning 1988 film which tells the story of an abrasive, selfish yuppie, Charlie Babbitt, who discovers that his father has left all of his estate to an autistic savant brother, Raymond, whom Charlie never knew he had. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Rain Man is a 1988 film which tells the story of a selfish yuppie who discovers that his father has left all of his estate to the autistic brother he never knew he had. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Bless the Child is a 2000 thriller/horror film directed by Chuck Russell. ... Sigourney Weaver (born Susan Alexandra Weaver on October 8, 1949 in New York City) is an Oscar-nominated American actress. ... Snow Cake is a film due to be released in 2006. ... Jay Underwood (born 1 October 1968 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) is an American actor. ... The Boy Who Could Fly is a 1986 film directed by Nick Castle. ... Kazan is a character in the 1997 Canadian sci-fi/horror movie Cube, directed by Vincenzo Natali. ... Famous people named Andrew Miller include: Andrew Miller (politician) Andrew Miller (novelist) Andrew Miller (rugby player) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Cube is a 1997 Canadian sci-fi/horror movie directed by Vincenzo Natali. ... A boy with autism and his mother Autism refers to a spectrum of disorders, and lies somewhere under the umbrella of a greater encompassing spectrum, that of pervasive developmental disorders that involve the functioning of the brain. ... An autistic savant (historically described as idiot savant) is a person with both autism and Savant Syndrome. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Mercury Rising is a 1998 action thriller feature film, starring Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Radha Louise Mitchell (born November 12, 1973 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian actress. ... Mozart and the Whale (2005) is a feature-length motion picture starring Josh Hartnett and Radha Mitchell and directed by Petter Næss. ... Sammy Snyders as Tom Sawyer in Huckleberry Finn and His Friends (1979) Sam Snyders (also known as Sammy Snyders), born in Toronto, Ontario is a Canadian television and film child actor. ... Robin McLaurim Williams (born July 21, 1952)[1] is an American actor and comedian. ... One Hour Photo (2002) is an American psychological thriller written and directed by Mark Romanek and starring Robin Williams. ...

Television

  • Tommy Westphall (played by Chad Allen) is a recurring character on St. Elsewhere. Tommy is the teenage son of chief of medicine Donald Westphall. A scene in the series' final episode implies the entire series had taken place in Tommy's mind (and by extension other series connected to St. Elsewhere through cross-overs, shared characters, shared places or shared events also occur in Tommy's mind, forming the Tommy Westphall Universe).
  • Brady Hauser, Mark Hauser's brother, is an autistic savant who is enlisted by his brother to steal corporate security information in the 24 episode "8:00PM-9:00PM (24 season 6)".
  • Lily Montgomery (Jackson Montgomery's adopted daughter) on the television show All My Children [15].
  • Laurence Burrell was an autistic teenager appearing as a one off character on A Touch of Frost [16]
  • Dr. Bob Melnikov (played by Ukrainian actor Dmitry Chepovetsky) on ReGenesis has Asperger's and discusses it in episodes 1, 11 [17], and 17.
  • On Law and Order: Criminal Intent, the episode "Probability" [18] features a corrupt insurance fraud expert named Wally Stevens (played by Mark Linn-Baker) who has Asperger's Syndrome and is eventually betrayed by his own tics and behaviors.
  • In the House episode "Lines in the Sand" [19], which focuses on an autistic child named Adam, the team suspects that House may have low-level Asperger Syndrome in order to explain his unwavering protests at having the carpet in his office changed. Dr. Wilson, however, asserts that House "wishes" he had Asperger's syndrome so that he would have an excuse for his rudeness and dislike of people.
  • On The Closer in the first season episode "You Are Here", the son of the murder victim has Asperger's Syndrome. Much of the focus of the episode involves the impact of his condition on his family and their lives together.
  • On Boston Legal, recurring character Jerry Espenson is diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome during a second-season plot arc that exposes the trait during his trial for assaulting Shirley Schmidt. The revelation is made during the episode "Helping Hands" and is referenced in later episodes.
  • On a Season 4 episode of Quincy, M.E., Quincy helps an autistic child named Timmy Carson (played by David Hollander) get into a specialist program and convinces Timmy's parents not to institutionalize the child.[1]
  • The ER season 13 espiode "Heart of the Matter" featured a young female patient with Asperger's Syndrome.[2]
  • In Scrubs, Dr. Perry Cox diagnosed his friend Ron's son Nathan with autism in the episode "My Roommates".
  • On The Shield, Vic Mackey's son Matthew and daughter Megan both have been diagnosed with autism.
  • The Without a Trace episode Volcano featured an autistic boy who disappeared in New York City.
  • On a Season 4 episode of Cold Case, "Saving Sammy", investigation into the three-year-old murder of an autistic teen's parents is reopened.
  • Dr. Temperance Brennan & Zach Addy from Bones. Both are socially akward and are very literal, very Asperger-like.
  • CSI night-shift supervisor Gil Grissom from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation has noticeable Asperger-like traits.

Tommy Westphall, portrayed by Chad Allen, is a minor character from the television series, St. ... Chad Allen Lazzari (born June 5, 1974 in Cerritos, California, USA) is an American actor. ... St. ... Tommy Westphall, portrayed by Chad Allen, is a minor character from the television series St. ... Mark Hauser is a fictional character played by Devon Gummersall on the television series 24. ... An autistic savant (historically described as idiot savant) is a person with both autism and Savant Syndrome. ... 24 is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American television series created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and produced by Imagine Television. ... Leven Rambin, in a still from the opening sequence of All My Children. ... Information Occupation Lawyer Pine Valley District Attorney (suspended from duties on December 2, 2003) Attorney in private practice. ... All My Children (AMC) is a popular American soap opera that has been broadcast Monday through Friday on the ABC TV network since January 5, 1970. ... A Touch of Frost is a detective television series produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV in the United Kingdom. ... ReGenesis is a Canadian television program produced by The Movie Network and Movie Central in conjunction with Shaftesbury Films. ... Law & Order: Criminal Intent is a United States crime drama television series that began in 2001. ... Mark Linn-Baker (left) as Larry with Bronson Pinchot (right) as Balki on Perfect Strangers. ... Asperger described his patients as little professors. Aspergers syndrome (AS, or the more common shorthand Aspergers), is characterized as one of the five pervasive developmental disorders, and is commonly referred to as a form of high functioning autism. ... House, also known as House, M.D., is a critically-acclaimed American medical drama television series created by David Shore and executive produced by Shore and film director Bryan Singer. ... Lines in the Sand is the fourth episode of the third season of House and the fiftieth episode overall. ... The Closer is an American television police drama series. ... Boston Legal is an American dramedy television series that began airing on ABC on October 3rd, 2004. ... The following is a list of characters from the ABC legal drama Boston Legal. ... Jerry Espenson is a recurring minor character in the TV show Boston Legal. ... Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt Shirley Schmidt is a fictional character in the ABC Television Network series Boston Legal. ... Boston Legal Season 1 DVD cover This is a list of the episodes of the ABC television series Boston Legal. ... Quincy, M.E. (or simply Quincy) is the name of a United States television series that aired from October 3, 1976, to May 11, 1983, on NBC (and can be seen in the UK on ITV3 and intermittently on the ITV Network, as well as in syndication on MeTV in... A boy with autism and his mother Autism refers to a spectrum of disorders, and lies somewhere under the umbrella of a greater encompassing spectrum, that of pervasive developmental disorders that involve the functioning of the brain. ... ER is a long-running, Emmy-winning American serial medical drama created by novelist Michael Crichton and set primarily in the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Cook County, Chicago, Illinois. ... Scrubs is an Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning American situation comedy/dramedy that premiered on October 2, 2001 on NBC. It was created by Bill Lawrence, who also co-created Spin City. ... Information Gender Male Age 44, 45 Occupation Doctor of internal medicine Title Attending physician, Residency Director Family Paige (sister) Spouse(s) Jordan Sullivan (ex-wife) Children Jack Cox (son), Jennifer Dillon (J.D.) Cox (daughter) Portrayed by John C. McGinley Created by Bill Lawrence Dr. Percival Perry Cox (most commonly... The following list is a list of episodes for the television show Scrubs. ... My Roommates is the 86th episode of the American sitcom Scrubs. ... The Shield is an American police-drama television series shown on FX Networks in the U.S. and other networks internationally. ... Information Nickname(s) Vic Mackey Gender Male Age early 40s Occupation Police officer Title Detective; Strike Team leader Spouse(s) Corinne Mackey (ex-wife) Children Cassidy Mackey (daughter) Matthew Mackey (son) Megan Mackey (daughter) Lee Sofer (son) Portrayed by Michael Chiklis Created by Shawn Ryan Detective Vic Mackey, portrayed by... Without a Trace is an American television show set in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This is a episode list for the CBS television series Cold Case There are 23 episodes each in seasons one to three. ... For the A&E TV show, see Cold Case Files. ... Temperance Brennan is the protagonist of the American television series, Bones, which is very loosely based on the works of author Kathy Reichs. ... Zachary Uriah Zach Addy is a fictional character in the television series, Bones. ... A miserable stubborn cantankerous old mans, whos actually quite good humoured & an enjoyable compadre to play online alongside if you catch him on a good day. ... Gilbert Gil Grissom, Ph. ... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ...

Comics

Legion (David Charles Haller) was the Marvel Comics character responsible for creating the alternate timeline known as the Age of Apocalypse. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... Black Manta is a fictional character, a supervillain appearing in DC Comics, primarily as an archenemy of Aquaman. ... A boy with autism and his mother Autism refers to a spectrum of disorders, and lies somewhere under the umbrella of a greater encompassing spectrum, that of pervasive developmental disorders that involve the functioning of the brain. ... Psi-Force was a 32-issue comic book published by Marvel Comics under their New Universe imprint from 1986 to 1989. ... Pyrokinesis from the Greek word for fire, pyr, and -kinesis, from κίνησις, movement, motion, a suffix that denotes movement. ... Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump Arena Komik Original run December 2003 – May 2006 No. ...

References

  1. ^ A Test for the Living, Episode 40, Season 4. First Aired: Thursday October 19, 1978 [1]
  2. ^ Heart of the Matter, Season 13. Aired Nov. 2, 2006.
  3. ^ Aquaman vol. 4, #6
  4. ^ Psi-Force #26

See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
Autism - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (5603 words)
Many autistic children and adults who are able to communicate (at least in writing) are opposed to attempts to cure their conditions, and they (and/or the guardians) see such conditions as part of who they are.
Much of this is due to the sensory system of autistics, which is quite different from the sensory system of other people, since certain stimulations can affect an autist differently than a non-autist, and the degree to which the sensory system is affected varies wildly from one autistic person to another.
Autistics who communicate have explained that companionship is as important to autistics as it is to anyone else.
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