Autistic Talia joins Cast of British Soap Opera ‘Hollyoaks’

Autistic Talia joins Cast of British Soap Opera ‘Hollyoaks’

As you might have noticed, there has been a surge in tv-shows displaying autistic characters (like ‘being atypical’ and ‘the good doctor’). A good development, but I have been missing female characters who are ‘openly autistic’ (instead of hinting towards autism like dr. Bones – being afraid to scare away the audience!?) on television.

So I was pleased to hear Talia Grant will be joining the cast of the British soap opera ‘Hollyoaks’ to play an autistic character. Talia, the daughter of Carrie and David Grant, is diagnosed with Asperger, and comes from a ‘special needs’ family.

Let’s welcome Brooke to #Hollyoaks! 👋 #FirstScene #Welcome #Hiya

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I think this trailer is pretty accurate, regarding the sensory overload one can experience in autism. I really hopes it will give people a realistic idea about being autistic and having all these sensory issues!

How about you? What do you think about displaying an openly autistic – female – character on television?

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