Atypical is a coming of age story that follows Sam, an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence. While Sam is on his funny yet emotional journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple with change in their own lives as they all struggle with the central theme: what does it really mean to be normal?
Every family is atypical.
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Did You Know?
was in an episode of The Big Bang Theory
(2007) where he has a very literal and pedantic conversation with Lenard and Sheldon. There are lots of theories of Sheldon Cooper being on the spectrum although this has never been confirmed. In fact Mayim Bialik
(Amy and real life neurobiologist) stated that it wasn't important to add the label of autism because it wouldn't change who he is as a person. In this series Doug struggles to come to terms but still treats Sam as if he would any other person neuro-typical or neuro-diverse. See more
For the first seven episodes in season 2, Doug's EMT patch is upside-down. It turned right side up in episode 8. See more