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.

Semester/Year of Award

Fall 2015


Charles Hughes

Mentor Department Affiliation

Special Education

Access Options

Restricted Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level



Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership

Department Name when Degree Awarded

Special Education