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Alex and the Drummer

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Young Alex is heading to a new Korean preschool, and his mother is desperate to help him get there without tears or fear. Alex is on the autism spectrum, and new routines are tricky and quite scary. His mother spies a large inflatable drummer who is striking his drum to bring customers to a cell phone store. She uses this drummer as an exciting part of Alex’s new routine, and with the drummer’s help, Alex is soon smiling on his way to school. Based on the children's book by Laura Hales.

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Runtime: 8 minutes 45 seconds

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