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The A Word
The A Word follows a messy, extended family with a child with autism at its centre. When five-year-old Joe is diagnosed with autism, it brings to the surface the tensions and fault lines that run throughout his family, as they struggle to adapt to the changes in their lives and, more importantly, to learn to communicate.
Cast and crew
The A Word revolves around the ordinary Hughes family. When the youngest son is diagnosed as having autism, their lives are changed forever. All family members must pull together to better understand and accommodate the little guy.
A warm and charming series, The A Word doesn't shy away from addressing the realities of raising a child with autism. At the same time, it offers a satisfying mix of drama, romance and comedy, all tied together by an amazing soundtrack. What's not to love?
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Alexandra Plesa writes about Internet TV for Finder. When she’s not re-watching The West Wing for the 11th time, she likes to scour streaming services for any fascinating underrated gems they have on offer. She’ll never say no to a romantic comedy and she’ll press you to watch BoJack Horseman until you finally give in
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