Studies about autism in fiction

The first studies examining portrayals of autism in fiction came out in the early 2000s. Though it remains a very niche field of research, it has grown significantly since then. It includes both qualitative and quantitative research.

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  • Jackson, L. K., & Atance, C. M. (2008). Autism: The Musical. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 14(3), 94–97.
  • McCulloch, J. (2008). The Black Balloon. Australasian Psychiatry, 16(4), 292–292. https://doi.org/10.1080/10398560802140071
  • Veltman, C. (2009). After Rain Man. BMJ, 339. https://doi.org/10.1136/BMJ.B3416
  • Holton, A. E. (2013). What's wrong with max? Parenthood and the portrayal of autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 37(1), 45–63. https://doi.org/10.1177/0196859912472507
  • Kanani, N. (2014). Precarious Inclusions; Re-Imagining Disability, Race, Masculinity and Nation in My Name Is Khan. Review of Disability Studies, 10(1,2), 40–50.
  • Dergisi, S. (2015). Beni̇m Adim Khan Fi̇lmi̇: Oti̇zmi̇n Medyadaki̇ Yansimasi/Reflections of Autism on Media: My Name Is Khan. Sosyoloji Dergisi, 1(3), 381–395.
  • Selimovic, I. (2015). The Social Spaces in Mutation: Sex, Violence and Autism in Albertina Carri's La rabia (2008)*. Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, 24(4), 517–533. https://doi.org/10.1080/13569325.2015.1091297
  • Nordahl-Hansen, A. (2017). Atypical: a typical portrayal of autism? The Lancet Psychiatry, 4(11), 837–838. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(17)30397-8 - Open access
  • Pasha, S. B., & Qadir, T. F. (2017). Sesame Street's recognition of autism. The Lancet Psychiatry, 4(7), 520–521.
  • Baños, J. E., Cambra-Badii, I., & Guardiola, E. (2018). A physician with autism in a TV series. The Lancet Neurology, 17(10), 844. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1474-4422(18)30317-X
  • McHugh, K. (2018). The Female Detective, Neurodiversity, and Felt Knowledge in Engrenages and Bron/Broen. Television and New Media, 19(6), 535–552. https://doi.org/10.1177/1527476418767995
  • Raya, I. (2018). La construcción de los perfiles adolescentes en las series de Netflix Por trece razones y Atípico/The construction of the teenager profile on Netflix Tv Shows 13 Reasons Why and Atypical. 37, 131–143. https://doi.org/10.5354/0719-1529.2018.48631
  • Rourke, B., & McGloin, R. (2019). A Different Take on the Big Bang Theory: Examining the Influence of Asperger Traits on the Perception and Attributional Confidence of a Fictional TV Character Portraying Characteristics of Asperger Syndrome. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 27(2), 127–138. https://doi.org/10.1080/15456870.2019.1574797