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Friday, February 28th Daily Discussion
Topic Started: Feb 28 2014, 01:44 AM (18,247 Views)
lysie
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Spencer Hastings
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Daaawww! I love that they've let these kids age naturally on the show. I'm attached to them.
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"I don't live by a set diet. It's not about pounds. It's really about how I feel." ~ KA

I actually don't remember when this was.
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Feel the HAIDEN Heat!!

lysie
Feb 28 2014, 01:44 AM
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Aaaaaaaawwwwwwww!! That is beyond A-DOR-ABLE!! :wub: I want more Abe and Theo. :cheer:
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awwwwww thats cute gotta love some Abe and Theo!
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As a former special ed teacher and a mom with a son on the autism spectrum, it drives me absolutely batty that Theo is supposed to be autistic. I cracked up last summer when he was in the park playing realistically with a superhero action figure. I know he's just a child actor, but the writers obviously don't know what they're doing with Theo. Oh, when he knew his mom died... give me a break.

Real life lawyers get annoyed with lawyers on TV. Doctors & nurses get annoyed with medical shows. Parents of special needs children, especially autism because it's so misunderstood, get annoyed with TV portrayal. It's normal. But I FF through Theo scenes now if I'm watching it on DVR.

If you read this whole rant, :blah: God bless you.
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Feb 28 2014, 06:46 AM
As a former special ed teacher and a mom with a son on the autism spectrum, it drives me absolutely batty that Theo is supposed to be autistic. I cracked up last summer when he was in the park playing realistically with a superhero action figure. I know he's just a child actor, but the writers obviously don't know what they're doing with Theo. Oh, when he knew his mom died... give me a break.

Real life lawyers get annoyed with lawyers on TV. Doctors & nurses get annoyed with medical shows. Parents of special needs children, especially autism because it's so misunderstood, get annoyed with TV portrayal. It's normal. But I FF through Theo scenes now if I'm watching it on DVR.

If you read this whole rant, :blah: God bless you.
We interviewed Renee Jones maybe about two years ago and brought this up. She was well aware and said that what happened was that originally, they had a consultant from Autism Speaks on the set whenever Terrell was, and he or she would tell him what to do. If you remember, they recast the part specifically because they thought Terrell could handle this type of work. Anyway, due to a combination of budget cuts and lack of interest (remember it was Dena Higley's pet story, need I say more), they don't have the professional guidance on set now, so it's just kind of done as Theo being this quiet kid.

They could really fix the whole thing imo if they included some lines about "his therapy is really working" or whatever. (I know sadly that's not always the case, but it can happen). I wish they'd just do that rather than stay in this ambiguous state.
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Ellie
Feb 28 2014, 07:49 AM
iheartwilson
Feb 28 2014, 06:46 AM
As a former special ed teacher and a mom with a son on the autism spectrum, it drives me absolutely batty that Theo is supposed to be autistic. I cracked up last summer when he was in the park playing realistically with a superhero action figure. I know he's just a child actor, but the writers obviously don't know what they're doing with Theo. Oh, when he knew his mom died... give me a break.

Real life lawyers get annoyed with lawyers on TV. Doctors & nurses get annoyed with medical shows. Parents of special needs children, especially autism because it's so misunderstood, get annoyed with TV portrayal. It's normal. But I FF through Theo scenes now if I'm watching it on DVR.

If you read this whole rant, :blah: God bless you.
We interviewed Renee Jones maybe about two years ago and brought this up. She was well aware and said that what happened was that originally, they had a consultant from Autism Speaks on the set whenever Terrell was, and he or she would tell him what to do. If you remember, they recast the part specifically because they thought Terrell could handle this type of work. Anyway, due to a combination of budget cuts and lack of interest (remember it was Dena Higley's pet story, need I say more), they don't have the professional guidance on set now, so it's just kind of done as Theo being this quiet kid.

They could really fix the whole thing imo if they included some lines about "his therapy is really working" or whatever. (I know sadly that's not always the case, but it can happen). I wish they'd just do that rather than stay in this ambiguous state.
Is Theo's autism even mentioned anymore? Newer viewers may not even know he's supposed to be autistic.
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Feb 28 2014, 07:51 AM
Is Theo's autism even mentioned anymore? Newer viewers may not even know he's supposed to be autistic.
Not that I've seen, though he's not written exactly like a normal kid. Remember when he had to apologize to Sami, and Abe knelt down next to him and said something like "Say it like we practiced," and he took a while to get the sentence out.
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Well, if Philip's leg can grow back....
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Ellie
Feb 28 2014, 07:49 AM
iheartwilson
Feb 28 2014, 06:46 AM
As a former special ed teacher and a mom with a son on the autism spectrum, it drives me absolutely batty that Theo is supposed to be autistic. I cracked up last summer when he was in the park playing realistically with a superhero action figure. I know he's just a child actor, but the writers obviously don't know what they're doing with Theo. Oh, when he knew his mom died... give me a break.

Real life lawyers get annoyed with lawyers on TV. Doctors & nurses get annoyed with medical shows. Parents of special needs children, especially autism because it's so misunderstood, get annoyed with TV portrayal. It's normal. But I FF through Theo scenes now if I'm watching it on DVR.

If you read this whole rant, :blah: God bless you.
We interviewed Renee Jones maybe about two years ago and brought this up. She was well aware and said that what happened was that originally, they had a consultant from Autism Speaks on the set whenever Terrell was, and he or she would tell him what to do. If you remember, they recast the part specifically because they thought Terrell could handle this type of work. Anyway, due to a combination of budget cuts and lack of interest (remember it was Dena Higley's pet story, need I say more), they don't have the professional guidance on set now, so it's just kind of done as Theo being this quiet kid.

They could really fix the whole thing imo if they included some lines about "his therapy is really working" or whatever. (I know sadly that's not always the case, but it can happen). I wish they'd just do that rather than stay in this ambiguous state.
Thanks for the back story. I went about 15 years w/o watching. Started again in September 2012 and then went on YouTube to catch all the Will episodes I had missed and got bits and pieces of other storylines but obviously I missed a lot.
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Feb 28 2014, 07:51 AM
Ellie
Feb 28 2014, 07:49 AM
iheartwilson
Feb 28 2014, 06:46 AM
As a former special ed teacher and a mom with a son on the autism spectrum, it drives me absolutely batty that Theo is supposed to be autistic. I cracked up last summer when he was in the park playing realistically with a superhero action figure. I know he's just a child actor, but the writers obviously don't know what they're doing with Theo. Oh, when he knew his mom died... give me a break.

Real life lawyers get annoyed with lawyers on TV. Doctors & nurses get annoyed with medical shows. Parents of special needs children, especially autism because it's so misunderstood, get annoyed with TV portrayal. It's normal. But I FF through Theo scenes now if I'm watching it on DVR.

If you read this whole rant, :blah: God bless you.
We interviewed Renee Jones maybe about two years ago and brought this up. She was well aware and said that what happened was that originally, they had a consultant from Autism Speaks on the set whenever Terrell was, and he or she would tell him what to do. If you remember, they recast the part specifically because they thought Terrell could handle this type of work. Anyway, due to a combination of budget cuts and lack of interest (remember it was Dena Higley's pet story, need I say more), they don't have the professional guidance on set now, so it's just kind of done as Theo being this quiet kid.

They could really fix the whole thing imo if they included some lines about "his therapy is really working" or whatever. (I know sadly that's not always the case, but it can happen). I wish they'd just do that rather than stay in this ambiguous state.
Is Theo's autism even mentioned anymore? Newer viewers may not even know he's supposed to be autistic.
I don't think I've heard it mentioned since Daysaster and then it may have just been alluded to.
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Feb 28 2014, 06:46 AM
As a former special ed teacher and a mom with a son on the autism spectrum, it drives me absolutely batty that Theo is supposed to be autistic. I cracked up last summer when he was in the park playing realistically with a superhero action figure. I know he's just a child actor, but the writers obviously don't know what they're doing with Theo. Oh, when he knew his mom died... give me a break.

Real life lawyers get annoyed with lawyers on TV. Doctors & nurses get annoyed with medical shows. Parents of special needs children, especially autism because it's so misunderstood, get annoyed with TV portrayal. It's normal. But I FF through Theo scenes now if I'm watching it on DVR.

If you read this whole rant, :blah: God bless you.
Maybe he completely recovered. They used the same miracle that made Johnny's eye to grow back.
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Feb 28 2014, 08:44 AM
iheartwilson
Feb 28 2014, 06:46 AM
As a former special ed teacher and a mom with a son on the autism spectrum, it drives me absolutely batty that Theo is supposed to be autistic. I cracked up last summer when he was in the park playing realistically with a superhero action figure. I know he's just a child actor, but the writers obviously don't know what they're doing with Theo. Oh, when he knew his mom died... give me a break.

Real life lawyers get annoyed with lawyers on TV. Doctors & nurses get annoyed with medical shows. Parents of special needs children, especially autism because it's so misunderstood, get annoyed with TV portrayal. It's normal. But I FF through Theo scenes now if I'm watching it on DVR.

If you read this whole rant, :blah: God bless you.
Maybe he completely recovered. They used the same miracle that made Johnny's eye to grow back.
Soaps can make anything happen. ;)
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There is a range, perhaps Theo is closer to Aspergers (or what was Aspergers).
Edited by blueskies, Feb 28 2014, 09:59 AM.
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Matt
Feb 28 2014, 08:30 AM
Well, if Philip's leg can grow back....
Lexie did cut out gluten so...
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Matt
Feb 28 2014, 08:30 AM
Well, if Philip's leg can grow back....
Don't forget Johnny's eye.
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LUMI

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Feb 28 2014, 10:12 AM
Matt
Feb 28 2014, 08:30 AM
Well, if Philip's leg can grow back....
Don't forget Johnny's eye.
Well Johnny's eye technically didn't grow back, he has a very expensive 'glass eye' that looks real or so we are told....
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"I don't live by a set diet. It's not about pounds. It's really about how I feel." ~ KA

Ellie
Feb 28 2014, 07:54 AM
jam6242
Feb 28 2014, 07:51 AM
Is Theo's autism even mentioned anymore? Newer viewers may not even know he's supposed to be autistic.
Not that I've seen, though he's not written exactly like a normal kid. Remember when he had to apologize to Sami, and Abe knelt down next to him and said something like "Say it like we practiced," and he took a while to get the sentence out.
I think the last time there was any real focus on it was when Lexie died. There hasn't been much after that - maybe a few "picking up Theo after his therapy", but that's it.
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I still say Johnny should've had to wear a patch so that Kayla can always look at him wistfully whenever she sees him at the Pub.
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