Dating autistic girl
Which brings me to Paige (Jenna Boyd), Sam’s classmate and first girlfriend.
Though Sam sees Paige as a “practice girlfriend,” he likes spending time with her, enough to not kick her out of his room when she goes through his stuff, despite his obvious discomfort.
I remember the time I wrote a letter to a guy I hooked up with in my dorm three months later, folded it into a paper airplane, and slipped it under his door.
I also expressed my undying devotion, “anonymously,” to another guy at least twice over a now-defunct Facebook app called Honesty Box—but of course he knew exactly who I was.
This is especially the case if you do not have much information on the disease.
I’d tune in next season, if there is one, to see if he’s successful.
The autistic community has been waiting a long time for books, movies, and TV shows that show us as people, rather than plot devices, and while it’s slow-going, we’re gradually moving in that direction.
The change in how autism and dating are portrayed onscreen is a great start.
I know a lot of people in the autism community don’t like Sam’s mom, Elsa (Jennifer Jason Leigh).
There is plenty of criticism in the #Actually Atypical tag on Twitter, where autistic viewers voice their thoughts about the show, criticizing Elsa and autism moms in general for making their kid’s autism all about themselves.