The show follows a group of unrelated characters. One of these is Martin Bohm (Kiefer Sutherland), a widower and a single father who is haunted by an inability to connect to his mute and severely autistic 10-year-old son, Jake. Martin has tried everything he could do in order to reach his son, but at no success. To spend his time, Jake has cast-off cell phones, disassembling them and manipulating the parts. This allows him to see the world in a different way entirely.
Autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States today. In honor of the fourteenth annual World Autism Awareness Day (April 2), we present you with a list of television shows that have helped autism representation on the small screen by sensitively showcasing the vast diversity of people on the autism spectrum.