I’m not sure if this has been done before, but Brian and Allison from Breakfast Club are definitely autistic. Brian has a special interest in math and science, poor fine motor skills (i.e. his bad performance in shop class), and difficulty understanding sarcasm (when Bender jokingly asks him if his mom married Mr. Rogers, he responds “no, she married Mr. Johnson.”) Allison is largely nonverbal, has trouble making friends, compulsively lies, possibly as a way of coping with stress, and may even have taste sensitivity (i.e. taking the baloney off her sandwich).
Summer moves slow. Heat fades the colours, humidity dulls the senses, and Charles is itching out of his skin.
His feet dangle over the edge of the swimming pool and Charles feels ungrounded as his telepathy flows loose. He’s washed in his mother’s intoxication from within the dinning room of the country club. The haze of the lifeguard stoned. The flush of attraction and interest from the stranger in the sunglasses and Charles dives in deep.