Ben Affleck in The Accountant
Friday, October 21, 2016
The Accountant: A Movie Character with Autism
The main character in the recently released movie The Accountant (http://www.accountantmovie.com/) starring Ben Affleck has autism. Gifted in math, Affleck's character Christian Wolff works for criminal organizations and kills people with military-style firearms. To learn more about autism, Affleck and director Gavin O'Connor met with students at Exceptional Minds (http://exceptionalmindsstudio.org/), a non-profit vocational center for young adults on the autism spectrum in Sherman Oaks, California. Laurie Stephens, director of clinical services for Education Spectrum (http://edspec.org/), an autism therapeutic center in Altadena, California, served as a liaison on The Accountant. Critics of the movie are concerned viewers will think there is a link between autism and violence. Go to http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2016/10/12/ben-affleck-accountant-walks-fine-line-autism-guns/91901048/ for a review of The Accountant.