NBC series puts autism-advocacy group in the spotlight

04/20/2010 | Disability Scoop

A mid-May episode of the NBC drama "Parenthood" will have characters participating in a fundraiser for the advocacy group Autism Speaks and will include an appearance by the group's executive vice president, Peter Bell. The series features a storyline about a family dealing with their son's Asperger's syndrome diagnosis, reportedly inspired by the experiences of the show's executive producer, whose 13-year-old son has the disorder.

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