Season three of Atypical continues 19-year-old Sam's journey to adulthood as he goes on to art school and searches for independence, which strikes a familiar chord for the Exceptional Minds artists on the spectrum.
The nonprofit school and studio for young adults on the autism spectrum celebrates one of its own receiving high honor in visual effects industry.
The Swiss watch was given to Burt Reynolds by Loni Anderson for the couple's first anniversary and is one of several items being offered that "represent a window into the glamour of Hollywood."
The studio of working professionals on the spectrum started 2019 with 128 movies and television shows to its credit, including three of the five 2019 Oscar nominees in the visual effects category ('Avengers: Infinity War,' 'First Man,' and 'Solo: A Star Wars Story').
Animators on the spectrum joined Oscar-, Emmy- and Grammy-winning artists to present four animated shorts at this year's Palm Springs International Animation Festival. Exceptional Minds shorts were among the 250 that made the cut, out of more than 2,700 PSIAF submissions overall.
This is the latest in a string of Marvel Studios movies for Exceptional Minds Studio, the only visual effects and animation studio staffed entirely by professional artists on the autism spectrum.
Monday marked the end of formal training for eleven young adults on the autism spectrum and the beginning of their professional careers in the competitive fields of animation and/or visual effects.
Even as an estimated 90 percent of the autism population continues to be underemployed, a few young professionals with autism are finding success doing visual effects for the movie industry.
Exceptional Minds visual effects artists on the spectrum attend Wednesday's cast and crew screening of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Infinity War'