Stuttering and autism spectrum disorder are both common communication disorders in America. The incidence and prevalence of these disorders can be obtained from ASHA. They are also both portrayed frequently in American media. Popular television shows and movie often portray fictional characters who stutter or fictional characters who have autism spectrum disorders in certain stereotypical manners. A survey was designed to measure the relationship between the television or movie characters with whom college-age individuals are most familiar and their attitudes towards individuals who stutter and who have autism spectrum disorder.
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Zweigart, Elizabeth A., "Changing the Channel: How the Media Impacts the Way Society Views Stuttering vs. Autism Spectrum Disorders" (2015). Honors Theses. 287.