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Readers' Choice: Favorite Special-Needs TV Show

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Meet the Finalists

The five finalists for the About.com Readers' Choice Award for Favorite Special-Needs TV Show feature characters or performers with disabilities, including autism, Asperger syndrome, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and deafness. They may take on controversial topics or arouse controversy over their depictions or casting, but for many families, they offer a rare opportunity to see our issues reflected in our entertainment. Follow the links below or navigate through this article to learn more about the shows being honored, and then check out the winners in all eight categories.

Switched at Birth
WINNER

Parenthood

Glee

Rollin' With Zach

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