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Reflection: Autistic-Coded Characters and Fans in Fandom

28 Apr 2019

The lack of general knowledge about autism, its diversity, and its pervasive presence, among people in the real world, bleeds seamlessly into the worlds of fandom, where the very same objections that many autistic adults face in real life (“you can’t be autistic, you seem like a real person”) get lobbed at fictional characters, and the autistic fans who claim them.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in Canadian Journal of Disability Studies