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Coco is an at least 10 year old weighted stuffed animal owned by Alexis Simmerman. When placed on a persons lap, they help calm them down and create a motor input for the more hyper of body.

Occupational Therapy: more than just “fun and games”

by Alexis Simmerman, Editor April 14, 2022

Occupational therapy isn’t very well understood. Most think that it’s meant for people with disabilities, that it's the same as physical therapy, and not much more. Not many people know about what...

Author Alexis Simmerman, demonstrates that masks make it hard to decipher emotions from one another, much like how autism and ADHD does.

An atypical opinion: I’ll keep my mask, thank you.

by Alexis Simmerman, Editor March 17, 2022

The past two years have been difficult for most people as Covid basically made the world spiral out of control. It’s made it harder for people to actively socialize with others with social distancing,...

Four LHS students were choosen as county winners.

Lancer Spotlight 2/8/22: Four win county Young Authors Contest

by Alexis Simmerman, Editor February 8, 2022

After winning at the school level, Alexis Simmerman, Chloe Little, Lily Hanson, and Amelia Newton all placed in the county level competition for the YAC (Young Author's Contest). The Young Author’s...

Seniors Georgia Enos and Alexis Simmerman work together on the layout of the upcoming 2022 yearbook.

Lancer Spotlight 9/9/21: Publishing gets candid with the process of creating the 2022 yearbook

by Madeline Hull, Editor In Chief September 9, 2021

A “normal” Publishing, unofficially named, Yearbook, class period begins in PREP. Due to how small the class is with only six students, and computer graphics teacher, Tracy Bozzonetti, it doesn't feel...

There are a number of autistic characters, such as Julia (Sesame Street), Entrapta (She-ra), Sherlock Holmes, Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory), Shaun Murphy (The Good Doctor), Symmetra (Overwatch), Astrid Farnsworth (Fringe), and Max Jerry Horovitz (Mary and Max)

A distorted media mirror: We need better autism role models in television, film

by Alexis Simmerman, Reporter April 21, 2021

What do we love about Sherlock Holmes?  He is a quirky, brilliant, violin-playing, perceptive detective. Yet for all of his skills, he doesn’t give members of the autism spectrum much of a well-rounded,...

Alexis Simmerman has a number of stress toys and objects, including a pair of earmuffs, a ball of magnetic studs, two rubix cubes (one pyramid shaped) a necklace, a goo toy, a fuzzy ball, and a broken watch.

#spreadtheword “Inclusion” not so effective for this atypical student

by Alexis Simmerman, Reporter March 22, 2021

FCPS has been highlighting inclusion, culminating recently in #speadtheword Inclusion awareness day on March 3. This includes a pledge to show that we as a school are inclusive and united. Specifically,...

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