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22 Sep 2021, 9:14 am

Holly Robinson Peete To Star In Hallmark Movie Featuring Character With Autism news -The Black Chronicle

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Airing later this year, the Hallmark television movie, The Christmas Bond, stars Robinson Peete and will be the first holiday movie on the network to feature a character on the autism spectrum, Variety reports.

Lyriq Bent has been cast as well as Nik Sanchez, a young actor with autism.

“As a single mom (Peete) and her teenaged son with autism (Sanchez) come to a crossroad during Christmas, she must learn to let go so he can flourish and finds her own heart healing in unexpected ways,” according to the plot description from Hallmark.

In her personal life, Peete is the mother of her son Rodney Peete Jr. who is on the autism spectrum. She first revealed his diagnosis in 2007 but started the nonprofit HollyRod Foundation in 1997 with her husband, retired NFL player Rodney Peete, that assists families of children with autism and supports those living with Parkinson’s disease.


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22 Sep 2021, 9:22 am

While Nik Sanchez MAY be autistic; I hope his character is NOT going to be just another case of  Hollywood Autism 

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Foreground: Nik Sanchez & Holly Robinson-Peete



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22 Sep 2021, 5:23 pm

Fnord wrote:
While Nik Sanchez MAY be autistic; I hope his character is NOT going to be just another case of  Hollywood Autism 
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Foreground: Nik Sanchez & Holly Robinson-Peete

I fully expect the Autistic character to be inspiration porn because its a Hallmark movie, that’s what they do. That is what the audiences for their movies want and expect. I see no reason why they would make an exception for an autistic character.


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30 Sep 2021, 9:35 am

ASPartOfMe wrote:
Holly Robinson Peete To Star In Hallmark Movie Featuring Character With Autism news -The Black Chronicle
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Airing later this year, the Hallmark television movie, The Christmas Bond, stars Robinson Peete and will be the first holiday movie on the network to feature a character on the autism spectrum, Variety reports.

Lyriq Bent has been cast as well as Nik Sanchez, a young actor with autism.

“As a single mom (Peete) and her teenaged son with autism (Sanchez) come to a crossroad during Christmas, she must learn to let go so he can flourish and finds her own heart healing in unexpected ways,” according to the plot description from Hallmark.

In her personal life, Peete is the mother of her son Rodney Peete Jr. who is on the autism spectrum. She first revealed his diagnosis in 2007 but started the nonprofit HollyRod Foundation in 1997 with her husband, retired NFL player Rodney Peete, that assists families of children with autism and supports those living with Parkinson’s disease.


Awesome!


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