TV’s Parenthood honored for informing viewers about autism

The season three premiere of NBC’s Parenthood is just days away. Who is excited to dive back into the lives of the Bravermans? Me! I love this TV show, and I was happy to find out from Disability Scoop that Parenthood is being recognized by a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-backed initiative for addressing an important public health issue on television.

The drama, which focuses on one family’s experience raising a boy with Asperger’s syndrome, is one of eight finalists for the Sentinel for Health Awards. The honor goes to television shows with storylines that “inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives.” In particular, those behind the awards highlighted an episode I wrote about in a post here earlier this year: it’s the episode where Adam and Kristina Braverman struggle with how to tell their son, Max, about his Asperger’s syndrome diagnosis.

Haven’t seen the show yet? Tune in! I’m certain you’ll fall in love with the Bravermans just like I have. The new season starts Tuesday, September 13 at 10:00 p.m., Eastern time. Be sure to watch, and share your thoughts on Max and the Braverman’s with us — we’d love to hear your perspective!


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