Sesame Street Introduces A New Muppet Character With Autism

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by bradl, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. bradl macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2008
    MOD NOTE: Mods, this has the potential to drop to conversation suited to PRSI. If it does, feel free to move the thread.

    In knowing a few children with this and how others have a hard time relating to, dealing with, and understanding, and it being metal singer Ronnie James Dio's championing cause, all I really have to say to this is "well done, and keep on keeping on, SS!" :)

  2. Reality4711 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2009
    Well posted sir (I assume)

    Please be aware Autism has been around since before everything so there a huge number of "grownups" that have suffered in silence with no help or understanding who are just getting diagnosed. For some a form of closure on a life different for reasons they did not understand.

    The consequences being, depression, rejected from society, self destruction and a lot more; this mess running cases of extreme creativity, drive and antisocial behaviour all in one.

    If you know someone difficult to understand who just doesn't fit, can say the wrong things and behave irrationally just give them a second thought and maybe you will find a real survivor inside doing their best to survive in your world.
  3. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    I read this story yesterday when it was first published. Well done, @bradl for posting about it.

    A wonderful idea, especially if it in any way helps kids on the spectrum to cope better with the multiple challenges they face in life.

    This is yet another terrific example of the generous and positive public-spirited ethos which governs Sesame Street, which is itself a superb and very impressive example of public service broadcasting.
  4. Roric macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2005
    Depending on how this new character is presented and how the other characters react, this could help other kids realize that those on the spectrum are kids just like them.

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