In the new Internet TV series "My Life as an Aspie", Alex Byron, a young man with Aspergers, deals with the trials of everyday life -  and his roommate.

 

THIS PLAY BUTTON DOESN'T WORK... I GLOMMED IT FROM ALEX'S WEBSITE.   Use the video link below instead

THIS PLAY BUTTON DOESN'T WORK... I GLOMMED IT FROM ALEX'S WEBSITE.  

Use the video link below instead

 

Alex Byron, a young man with Asperger's Syndrome and Patrick, a young man with serious attachment issues are ssigned to live together by their mutual therapist

These polar opposites  come to enrich each others' lives through their shared adventures.

Scripted.... but the real-deal.

"... a darkly funny web series about the human experience." 

 

 

 

MY LIFE AS AN ASPIE premiers October 1, 2013

 

 

Alex... uhh... Byron... no. Alex ....uh Byron?....

Alex... uhh... Byron... no. Alex ....uh Byron?....

As a filmmaker, I find myself constantly searching for new ideas. I’m always watching new material, and I can’t tell you how bored I usually am. I wanted to create something that I felt would be meaningful, frank, and creative, which lent me the inspiration to produce MY LIFE AS AN ASPIE.

Whenever I see Asperger’s Syndrome depicted in popular culture, I can’t tell you how it offends me. It actually seems to me that people making these films using all of these ridiculous stereotypes, none f which are true. I’m amazed that we as a society are so far begin in our understanding of uniqueness and individuality. Instead, we choose to label that which we see as ‘different,’ based solely upon our own prejudices.

Instead, I consciously decided to create a character with Asperger’s whom, in turn, could prove to be the most seemingly normal character in the piece. What we learn from him is the importance of neurodiversity and the acceptance of others, for better or for worse.
— Alex Sessa