He's an amazing actor and the fact that he hasn't gotten an Emmy nod is crazy to me. From such a young age, playing a child with a disability and one that's personality driven like Asperger's is so challenging and he does it and makes it look so effortless. You forget sometimes that he doesn't have it. He's an incredible talent and he's on an incredible show.
I too have a son with asperger's and appreciate that a show of this magnitude is showing the world how our children function in this world. Maybe people will treat them better and befriend them more. I think I cry every single episode not just because of the asperger's but on many levels it touches me emotionally. I LOVE this show. Keep up the good work.
As a grandparent of a grandchild with the Autism spectrum. I am amazed of the talent, and how you play the part so well. Showing people that Autism spectrum is not a contagious thing .People need to have compassion and understand the lives of people with the spectrum.
My son is 11 and has Aspergers...and the portrayal of Max is so right on...and his experiences always seem to be running parallel with my sons. Starting a new school...making (& keeping friends)...new baby in the house...& most recently wanting to run for student body president.
I love Max's speech. My son too gives a speech to his school each year for Autism Awareness month regarding his Aspergers, & we found raising awareness is the best tool to helping him get along with the children at his school.
So Thank You for continuing to raise awareness.
AWARENESS IS THE CURE ----AWESOME SHOW
THANK YOU PARENTHOOD
Max, I love your character. I don't know much of aspergers though I've always been bothered by people staring at people with handicap issues. I call them God's special children, although we are all God's children... I love this program and I hope it continues to stay on...its so close to real life than other shows ...keep up the excellence quality of work.
I love the show and I am continually amazed at your portrayal of Max. Bravo!
As a parent of a child on the spectrum - Max you get it right all the time. I love this character because it helps my siblings see what I go thru and has made for some great conversations. As for the friends thing "good luck" - remember you are blueberry pie, there is nothing the matter with blueberry pie people just prefer cheese cake. My daughter, who is in 7th grade, finally has a circle of friends. It started with one friend she eats lunch with every day and has become 8 friends who all started as groups of two. I don't think any of them see themselves as outsiders and all the parents are relieved they now fit in and belong to a group.
I do have a young adult son with Aspergers/HF Autism and Max does such a wonderful job playing his character on the show. His character is very true to life. I love how his character has helped educate so many of what it is like to live with someone with Autism. It is really stressful, but it can be pretty cool at times too. We find it really interesting how our son will bring out either the best or the worst in people. It is very difficult for people to keep their masks on and we get to see their true selves. In the Autism world, people with Autism are categorised as either High functioning or Low functioning Autistics. Someone with Aspergers would be in the High Functioning category. They like to categorise Neurotypical people too as High Functioning NeuroTyps or Low Functioning NeuroTyps. You never want to be a Low Functioning NeuroTyp. :-)
Max you are an amazing actor, I agree you should be nominated for an award. It wouldn't be easy playing a young boy with asbergers, and you are very convincing. Parenthood is an amazing show, and hope it continues for years to come
love the show and love max's character.. he does a great job portraying a kid w/asperger's ... and i have one - the same age as the character on the show ... the little bits and pieces are perfect ... sometimes the big things are harder to watch because i don't know anyone this age who would have such confidence talking about asperger's in the way he did when he gave that speech - but as it's TV and it was done for the viewing public, I can let that go. To Greg, I'd invite you to have more patience for people and realize that as parents, we have an unending amount for our children - who with a dx or not can drive us crazy at times for all kinds of reasons.
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Love man. It sucks.
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Love man. It sucks.
And that hair doesn't camp!
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And that hair doesn't camp!
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