In the news: Degrassi explores Aspergers

From Matthew B. Zeidman of Hollywood Today:

  • ‘Degrassi’ Tackles Asperger Syndrome
    ““Degrassi: The Next Generation” has dealt with a variety of frank topics over its nearly 8-year run, including AIDS, alcohol abuse, depression, drugs, homophobia, rape and teen pregnancy. With the U.S. premiere of its latest episode on Friday, the Canadian teen drama expanded its range by revealing one of its younger characters suffered from Asperger syndrome and examining his struggle to function in an unsympathetic environment.” Read more.