I’ve noticed that everything on television about Autism depicts it as a burden. Our experiences also reinforce that message. I know it’s hard to portray autism as a positive condition. Please be mindful of those that have autism viewing media they makes our condition seem like a burden. It can be quite hurtful to us. Autism is part of us, by implying that it’s a burden, you are indirectly saying us existing is a negative thing. You also have to be mindful that parents of some autistic children have gone on to kill their children and sometimes themselves too. That kind of narrative could cause these types of things to happen more frequently. I’m not saying that we have to depict autism as a pleasant reality when most of the time that’s not the case. Yes, being realistic is important but also keeping those affected by autism hopeful that things can become better for us is also just as important. We need to be progressive rather than standing still hoping that society starts to not see autism as a burden / problem that needs solving.