‘Thomas & Friends’ Welcomes First Character With Autism
[Source: Disability Scoop]
A staple of children’s television is introducing its first-ever character with autism, a series regular who will be voiced by an actor who’s on the spectrum himself.
Bruno, a brake car with autism, will join the world of “Thomas & Friends” with the season premiere of the series “Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go” next week.
The character is described as a “joyful, pun-making brake car” whose ability to go in reverse gives him a unique perspective.
“Detail-oriented Bruno enjoys schedules, routine, and knows where all the tracks lead,” according to Mattel Television, which makes the show. “Through his on-screen presence, Bruno’s rich friendships and important work introduces audiences to a positive, neurodivergent role model.”
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