Should Asperger’s Be An Excuse?
From wandering to inclusion, NBC’s “Parenthood” has put disability issues at the forefront since its debut in 2010. Now, the show is set to take on whether or not disability should be used as an excuse.
In a sneak peak of the next episode of “Parenthood” (Tuesday, 10 ET) that was first obtained by TV Guide, Max (Max Burkholder) tells his parents, Kristina (Monica Potter) and Adam Braverman (Peter Krause), that he shouldn’t have to participate in P.E. because he has Asperger’s syndrome.
“You know what, I can’t play because I have a disability,” Max says.
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He goes on to explain that his P.E. teacher will excuse him from playing basketball if he has a note from his parents. “It’s the easiest solution,” he says.