Atypical retruns for a second series.At The National Autistic Society, we take the time to work with TV companies, film makers and publishers who are developing mass circulation programmes, films and books featuring autistic people and autism.

That’s because we know this mainstream media can reach millions of people and we want to do all we can to make sure they put across an accurate picture of autism. We have worked with the teams behind The A Word, Employable Me and Chris Packham’s Asperger’s and Me (BBC Two, 9pm, Tuesday 17 October) to name a few.

So, we were really pleased when the team at Netflix’s Atypical got in touch to tell us that it’s coming back to our screens in 2018 for a second series – and because they’re looking for feedback from the autistic community to help them craft the content.

The show created a lot of conversation and discussion around how autism is portrayed on TV – we even got some of our friends to review it for us. So we hope many of you will contact the Atypical team.

Here’s what they told us:

“Thank you so much for your engagement in bringing Atypical to the forefront of mainstream attention, and adding to the thoughtful discussion of the show and its themes on social media. We have loved seeing reactions and reading the responses to the show on your channels, and the conversations Atypical has sparked within your community.

“We are so excited to share that, thanks in part to your efforts, Atypical has been renewed for a second season coming in 2018! We would love to have you share this news with your followers, as the show is taking the feedback of the community into careful consideration when crafting the content still to come.

“We encourage vocal participation in the dialogue surrounding Atypical, using #atypical and or #aisforatypical. One example is the great piece published by Kerry Magro called ”What Netflix’s Atypical gets right in season 1; what we’d love to see in season 2” which was published to many sites such as The Mighty and The Huffington Post.

If you have feedback you would like to share with the creators of Atypical, please post on our Facebook post or join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtags #atypical and #aisforatypical.