Female characters with Asperger's Syndrome?

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23 Apr 2020, 4:18 am

She's probably been mentioned before, but Matilda Wormwood.
I could relate to this character in a lot of ways when I read the book. I was 12 if I remember well.



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23 Aug 2020, 8:41 pm

Pepper Anne from an old Disney cartoon by that name.
Daria from a show with the same name
Patricia "Peppermint Patty" Reichardt from Peanuts


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26 Aug 2020, 11:00 pm

Sakura Futaba from the video game Persona 5. Very similar behaviors to autism. Her English dub said that she head cannoned Futuba to be autistic while dubbing her.


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28 Aug 2020, 10:33 pm

I and my mom both have always strongly suspected Michelle from American Pie of being on the spectrum.


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28 Aug 2020, 10:46 pm

Scoured TV and cinema and only a couple of female characters that actually have Aspergers
Detective Sonya Cross, “The Bridge“

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One of the few shows to actually use the word “Asperger’s” to describe its main character is The Bridge. Based on a popular Swedish drama, the show follows Sonya Cross, a detective working to solve a politically charged murder along the U.S. -Mexico border. Detective Cross often tends to be an over-the-top version of a woman with Asperger’s. She doesn’t make eye contact, often spouts off inappropriate comments, and barely shows an ounce of empathy over the course of the series — things which may or may not be very realistic, depending upon who you ask. Still, most agree that actress Diane Kruger’s raw and heartfelt portrayal of the detective goes in the right direction when it comes to portraying characters on the Autism Spectrum.

Isabel Sorenson, “Mozart and the Whale”
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“Mozart and the Whale” has not one, but two main characters with Asperger’s Syndrome. Donald (Josh Hartnett), a taxi driver with passions for birds and numbers, spends his days driving the same patters and routines, and his evenings leading an autism support group. When he meets Isabel (Rahda Mitchell), another Aspie who joins his group, he almost immediately begins to fall in love. The film follows the course of their relationship, and the challenges that come about. The theme here isn’t really different than any other romantic comedy: Donald and Isabel must accept their own and each other’s differences in order to become stronger as a couple.

Julia Sesame Street

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Julia, an adorable muppet of a girl who effectively teaches children at home about the differences and similarities of those with autism. Julia is still a pretty new character, but has so far gained a lot of positive buzz from parents eager to see such a character in such an iconic setting.



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29 Aug 2020, 2:19 am

cyberdad wrote:
Scoured TV and cinema and only a couple of female characters that actually have Aspergers
Detective Sonya Cross, “The Bridge“

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One of the few shows to actually use the word “Asperger’s” to describe its main character is The Bridge. Based on a popular Swedish drama, the show follows Sonya Cross, a detective working to solve a politically charged murder along the U.S. -Mexico border. Detective Cross often tends to be an over-the-top version of a woman with Asperger’s. She doesn’t make eye contact, often spouts off inappropriate comments, and barely shows an ounce of empathy over the course of the series — things which may or may not be very realistic, depending upon who you ask. Still, most agree that actress Diane Kruger’s raw and heartfelt portrayal of the detective goes in the right direction when it comes to portraying characters on the Autism Spectrum.


Alex was a consultant to that show working daily with Diane Kruger and the writers.


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14 Sep 2020, 12:16 am

One thing is for sure, there aren't enough female characters out there with ASD. It would be nice to see more of them on sitcoms. And, they should be accepted by the community. Everyone needs friends.


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14 Sep 2020, 12:27 am

ASPartOfMe wrote:
cyberdad wrote:
Scoured TV and cinema and only a couple of female characters that actually have Aspergers
Detective Sonya Cross, “The Bridge“

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One of the few shows to actually use the word “Asperger’s” to describe its main character is The Bridge. Based on a popular Swedish drama, the show follows Sonya Cross, a detective working to solve a politically charged murder along the U.S. -Mexico border. Detective Cross often tends to be an over-the-top version of a woman with Asperger’s. She doesn’t make eye contact, often spouts off inappropriate comments, and barely shows an ounce of empathy over the course of the series — things which may or may not be very realistic, depending upon who you ask. Still, most agree that actress Diane Kruger’s raw and heartfelt portrayal of the detective goes in the right direction when it comes to portraying characters on the Autism Spectrum.


Alex was a consultant to that show working daily with Diane Kruger and the writers.


Yes I remember now! this was posted somewhere. Diane Kruger was great. Did Alex get to meet Domain Birchir, he was also brilliant.

The series is actually based on exactly the same story from Denmark except the bridge cross is between Denmark and Sweden. I started watching the first episode but the character of Saga Norén doesn't come across as autistic which means Diane Kruger must have benefitted from Alex's input; (Having said that Saga is pretty hot).
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24 Sep 2020, 4:41 pm

Pollyanna Whittier in the book version just screams Asperger's to me.


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13 Oct 2020, 3:54 pm

Well I don’t know any canon but Some people have suggested amity from the owl house



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13 Oct 2020, 4:14 pm

Elaine Benes!



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13 Oct 2020, 6:37 pm

malavois wrote:
Elaine Benes!


Seriously the most NT character on television ever??



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14 Oct 2020, 1:04 pm

cyberdad wrote:
malavois wrote:
Elaine Benes!


Seriously the most NT character on television ever??


Hmm, I disagree. I just finished watching the whole series again and I think Elaine Benes is the tv character who acts and talks the most like I do. This is all conjecture anyway, and that is my observation.