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Pikes Pick: Netflix drama 'Atypical' focuses on autistic teen

August 8, 2017 Updated: August 8, 2017 at 1:39 pm
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Keir Gilchrist attends a screening of "The Waiting" at the Paramount Theatre during the South by Southwest Film Festival on Sunday, March 13, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP)

"Atypical" is a coming of age story from the point-of-view of Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum searching for love and independence.

Michelle Dean, who worked at the UCLA Center for Autism and Research and Treatment, was brought into the production to help guide an accurate depiction of autism spectrum disorder.

I've watched the first episode and it's funny, sweet, and does a good job of tackling difficult subject matter. You can watch it on Netflix starting on Friday, Aug. 11.

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