Raymond for the most part accurately depicts the truth about autism, except more to influence Charlie’s story than to give a hopeful view of someone with extra difficulties. Raymond’s dialogue composes mostly of: “Yeah.” “Definitely.” “Uh-oh.” “I’m an excellent driver.” He must keep everything throughout the week at a strict schedule—even when in Vegas, the bed must always be next to the window.
Six-Word Lessons on Growing Up Autistic, Lesson #37: They Like to Set a Schedule.
Raymond’s mental development causes a lot of inner confusion, so he always stares into space while swaying on his feet, listening only half the time. Then whenever he senses something awful could happen to him, he erupts into dangerous outbursts and self-abuse.