When five-year old Dylan Thomas first saw the new Disney Channel series Crazy, Stupid Love, he was so thrilled to have an opportunity to watch a show about his own story.
The series is a quirky comedy set in the future, where everyone is a computer, and everyone loves to be loved, Dylan said.
The show features a lot of people who are just like him: They’re a computer.
And he’s just like me.
He has epilepsy, so he gets his seizures at night, he has a hard time speaking.
But he really loves watching it, Dylan’s mom, Lyle Thomas, told ABC News.
We knew we had to find a way to show him something that he doesn’t know he’s missing, he said.
And we thought, why not give him a little slice of the show that he can watch with his own eyes?
We really wanted to give him some closure on the world that he’s in.
So that’s why we did this show, Lyles said.
Dylan’s favorite character in the show is a character named Biff, who has autism.
The Biff character, which has autism and a hard-to-diagnose condition called Asperger syndrome, lives in a computer lab with a mouse.
The show shows that Dylan is a normal kid who gets in trouble for breaking a rule that forbids computers from using his name.
Lyle Thomas is excited to have Dylan watch the show.
I know he loves the show, she said.
He just loves being part of it.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Dylan said of the series.
“It was just so good to see it.”
The show also has a special message for parents: You’re not alone.
It features the voice of actor Sam Shepard, who voices Biff in the series and who was diagnosed with autism himself.
Thomas is proud of her son.
She’s happy he’s getting the help he needs to find his way, she told ABCNews.
Dorothy Lyle said she’s glad the show made Dylan feel welcome and cared for.
She told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that she thought her son was just trying to fit in, but that he didn’t understand why the computer lab is so important to him.
“We think he had to do something special for himself, and he was just looking for a place to fit,” she said, according to ABC.
“He didn’t really understand that the people that are around him really do make the world a better place.”