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‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ Adds Character With Autism

[Source: via Fred]

There’s a new kid on the block!

On April 5, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood will welcome a new character, a young boy named Max, who has Autism. Max is Teacher Harriet’s nephew, and like many kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder, he is sensitive to overwhelming stimuli like loud sounds, bright flashing lights and uncomfortable fabrics, according to a release.

“It can also take more time for him to warm up to new friends and experience,” the release continues, “and he sometimes prefers to play on his own.” Like many kids, Max is a big fan of numbers, buses and bugs — plus his big sister, Amira, who is also joining the animated cast.

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