Category:Autistic witness

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The autistic witness is a trope most often found in legal and police procedurals. In its most essential form, an autistic person is the only witness to a crime. Commonly, the autistic character is not able to communicate what they saw. The story tends to focus on lawyers/detectives trying to familiarize themselves with the autistic character in order to get their testimony. Other times, the witness has been able to testify, but the opposing side tries to discredit their validity as a witness because they are autistic.