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The Good Doctor and Autism

TV’s latest hit and hottest show on the network is The Good Doctor (Monday 10pm/Ch.7 (ABC), starring Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shawn Murphy, who’s goal is to be a surgeon, despite his affliction with autism.

If you already are a fan of the show, you are mesmerized with Freddie’s acting and how he flawlessly performs his role.  
In several interviews and talk shows, Freddie shares how he had to learn this difficult and challenging role with the support of the show’s consultant, plus his own research on autism.

Since the show debuted three seasons ago, it has brought a new awareness to autism and broken barriers in that those with autism have begun looking at life with new hope and prospective.

They now feel comfortable and relieved about reaching out to express themselves. They are now acknowledged and noticed for what they can contribute to society, rather than dismissed or ignored given their condition.

A Scene from The Good Doctor - The Speech 

While there is no cure, those with autism can overcome their doubts and fear and pursue their own life-time goals with the right help and support.

A Real Doctor watches The Good Doctor and ‘what we can do to stop the bleeding BEFORE calling 911.