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NBC's Parenthood Addresses Asperger's Syndrome

NBC's Parenthood Addresses Asperger's Syndrome

We've been anticipating the premiere of Parenthood, and it was well worth the wait! Though the first episode packed quite a punch covering everything from frozen sperm, biological clocks, and quasi-engagements to divorce and dating as a newly single parent, it was a scene about Asperger's syndrome that left me with a lump in my throat. Both the words "Asperger's" and "autism" have become so viral in recent years that many people have become almost immune to their impact. But Ron Howard and Brain Grazer's new series doesn't talk about the developmental disorder so much as it shows its effects in a single compelling scene between three generations of Braverman men — Craig T. Nelson (Zeek), Peter Krause (Adam), and Max Burkholder (Max) — when Adam tells his father that there is "something wrong with his son" outside a school event when the child is puddle jumping. Perhaps the scene seems so authentic because it's been reported that writer/executive producer Jason Katims has a son with Asperger's. What did you think of the way it was portrayed?

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Moms Moms 5 years
Marge aka Nana B - you can watch full episodes online on the show's website.
MarfMom MarfMom 5 years
I felt like the portrayal was very accurate. Everyone's Aspeger's story is a little bit different, and I've come to know two: my brother's and my husband's. While my husband didn't have the outbursts as a child that Max had, my brother certainly did. I felt like I was watching my brother's story onscreen. I applaud the creators of Parenthood for their sensitive portrayal.
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