Last night's episode of The Good Doctor is proof that even super “loving” parents of autistic people can royally bork it up just as bad as abusive ones.
I figured out why Shaun was saying “I don’t like him” about Liam as soon as I saw Liam’s parents being all loving and sweet. But then I remembered those loving parents were shoving herbal treatments and special diets on him, probably trying to “fix” him, and I was mad at them for most of the episode.
I wonder how many autistic kids out there right now have severe digestive problems BECAUSE of these bullshit diets. Okay, if gluten is the issue, avoid gluten! Don’t throw a bunch of different things at them and then assume it’s autism when their behavior tanks! Foods have minerals. Multivitamins and herbal “remedies” have minerals. It’s like taking Motrin, Advil and Ibuprofen and wondering why you have ulcers…uhhhh because you’re overdosing on Ibuprofen?! Motrin and Advil have Ibuprofen in them!!
So your kid, who is on all these diets and supplements, is probably in pain because of all the shit you’re feeding them overloading them with minerals and chemicals. Too much of any chemical is bad for the body, period.
The dad finally decided to ask Liam what he wanted for once…and HOW old was Liam before his dad finally decided to respect his autonomy?
Also, to all neurotypicals who think the parents saying they didn’t want Shaun performing the surgery was over the top? HAHAHA shut up, that is exactly what autistic people have to put up with EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. WE. EXIST. because of you neurotypicals.
That’s exactly how you treat us without even knowing it.
22 Steps is the episode that shows why it is so important to listen to autistic voices .
I’m glad to see Neil come around.
I cried my ass off when Shaun made that incision while remembering his little plastic knife.
This is a casual reminder that Shaun is an abuse survivor and his trauma is not lesser just because it doesn’t manifest in a typical way, because he is not neurotypical.
Puns. Jokes. Dad Jokes if you have them. Please yes puns. Send them all to me. All the puns.
My parents felt bad about my pending unemployment and sent me money. Even though I’m technically not unemployed for at least another week (next week looks good too), I’m taking the money because… Because. In exchange they want puns and jokes and for me (at least) to laugh hysterically. Help me out here people. I know you have horrible jokes and puns. Please, help me pay a debt that should never never have happened.
you know what’s good? food. food has great flavors and helps nourish you, please don’t be afraid to eat ever!! you need carbs and fats and sugar, despite what the diet industry puts forward. eat whatever the heck you want and enjoy life!!
Entertainment Weekly just posted a sweet interview with Kat, talking about her experience with the show over the past 8 years (And fittingly, they used a still from the Bamon vampcakes scene!). Here’s what she had to say about Bamon when reminiscing about specific storylines she enjoyed working on:
Sooo if any of yall want to send me gift cards so i can eat while at school here my amazon wishlist tho a couple of things are just things i want or for my art if yall want to help me there too¯\_(ツ)_/¯
ETA: Ill do small art pieces for you if you want you can check it ouy on my ig (nahnopedenada) or my art blog @doddlesart which has a lot if my older sthff and slowly adding newwer things