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Special Vulture Article
March 25, 2019

‘You Don’t Have to Have Cerebral Palsy to Relate to My Story’

Trust us, you have not seen anyone like Ryan O’Connell on TV before. The star and writer-creator of Netflix’s Special is a gay man with cerebral palsy, who, after getting hit by a car at the age of 20, decided to “rewrite” his identity and spent years pretending that he wasn’t disabled because friends and colleagues assumed his limp was the result of the accident.

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March 25, 2019

Special Coming To Netflix April 12

SPECIAL follows a gay man with mild cerebral palsy decides to rewrite his identity as an accident victim, break up with his mom – or at least set some healthy boundaries – and finally go after the life he’s always wanted.

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