RTÉ is set to roll out extraordinary new kids show about autism next week
It will no doubt give children further insight into what autism really is PLUS give those with autism a show they can truly relate to and enjoy.
The new kids series called Pablo has been created and produced by the Belfast production company, Paper Owl Films, and has been co-written and voiced by people with autism.
The 52-episode series is set to premiere on RTÉjr on Monday, 2 October. It will also air on the BBC network, CBeebies next month. The live action animated series will tell the story of a 5-year-old boy with autism spectrum and how he uses his incredible imagination and creativity to understand the world around him.
With the help of some colourful magic crayons, he invents the dream Art World that he fills with animal characters who help him understand the world around him and to process confusing information or things that leave him feeling anxious.
According to Autism Ireland, currently 1 in 100 people in Ireland have autism, and incidence of the neuro-developmental disability has become more prevalent than previously.
People with autism typically have difficulty communicating with others and forming relationships. Hopefully a show like this can help those with autism feel more content and happy while also increasing everyone else’s ability to understand the information processing problem.
Win-win for all!