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New Television Show with an Actress with Autism

Tuesday, June 04, 2019
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By:  DBP team

A new comedy series on Freeform called “Everything is Gonna Be Okay” is coming to television very soon! This show will be featuring an actress who is on the spectrum: Kayla Cromer. The channel has not announced a premiere date yet but will include 10 episodes for the season. Kayla also speaks on the matter of having proper portrayal of characters.

“So many characters on television today, they’re portrayed by people that do not have a difference. And, honestly, people with a difference, we’re fully capable of portraying our own type and we deserve that right. With so many changes in the industry right now, why not now? Just give us our chance. Include us. We can do this.”

Kayla Cromer at the 2019 Freeform Summit

This signals a recognizable change in awareness in the entertainment industry, which has previous shown to lack the representation of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

For more information, here is the link to the original article: https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2019/05/17/actress-autism-starring-tv-show/26641/