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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,...

Atypical, a heartfelt comedy of a teenager Sam who is on the autism spectrum.

NETFLIX Review: Autism is far from “Atypical”

by Leila Gibril, Reporter March 25, 2021

Autism is one of the most misunderstood conditions that people like to think they do understand. People always have an opinion, but most of the time, they have it all wrong, they're just, Typical. It’s...

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,...

Graphic shows areas of the brain affected by autism.

Teen Communication: How to be better at talking to autistic students

by Sianna King, Reporter January 21, 2016

It can be difficult for teens to talk to adults and even to students they don’t know.  Autistic students experience this difficulty in a magnified way because their specific disability directly affects communication....

Outbreak of measles not likely in Maryland

Outbreak of measles not likely in Maryland

by Jackson Kinsey, Reporter February 17, 2015

A recent outbreak of the measles in California has instilled fear in people all over the United States. This outbreak has caused concern and debate about the necessity for vaccination. While some parents...

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