No, I know. In all seriousness, it’s Team Braverman from the NBC program “Parenthood”. One of the show’s main storylines portrays a family whose son is diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. This image is from the episode where the family participates in an Autism Speaks walk. The plot revolves around the struggle a family faces when they are deciding how they should tell their child about his or her diagnosis.
I have been hooked on this show for the last few weeks. I find the way ‘Parenthood’ tackles difficult topics to be touching and feel that it is an realistic account of a family ‘behind the scenes’. I spend a lot of time with families dealing with many of these same issues and can only imagine being in their shoes. From where I stand this show seems to be a powerful and accurate portrayal of life with a child with Asperger’s. However, I’m curious how parents, grandparents and other clinicians are reacting to the program.