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School is here, whether we are ready or not. While some are preparing with back to school shopping, I’m preparing by changing around my afternoon schedules (everyone seems to want speech therapy 3:30 on Wednesday afternoon, haha) and watching Netflix.

Today’s newest suggestion was Atypical, a new show centered around the lives of a teenager on the Autism Spectrum and his family. I won’t give spoilers or go into details - you can form your own opinions, but I’m quickly reminded how people’s perception of Autism can be on point and yet so off the mark at the same time. On one hand, the perseveration of preferred topics, sensory sensitivities, and repetitive motor movements bring to mind a few faces of kiddos that I have worked with before. On the other hand, the show misses the mark on the portrayal of those who raise and work with kids on spectrum.