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Sesame Street has a new autistic muppet
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saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:57
will autistic children appreciate this? I dunno.
Consigliere
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:58
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I thought this was going to be a joke.
saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:59
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nope
Used Psychology
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:02
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Will their life's ambition be to become a city lawyer and post on rof?

They will fit right in here.
🐝 buzz
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:02
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Misread the title and thought not that new, Hammond has been in post for months now.
stardust
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:02
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It's not about the autistic children appreciating it, it's about other children recognising that some children are different and play differently and approach things differently.
Consigliere
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:11
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Heh @ UP/Buzz - that's the sort of thing I was expecting.
Bentines
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:23
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I think that's a really nice idea.
🐤🐤🐤 3-ducks
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:24
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What Consig said.

Poor punchline.
Hey there! I am using WhatsCYP
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:25
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it's not for autistic children, it's to teach other kids to be mindful of those less able to relate.
Tam
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:36
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Elmo isn't exactly the full ticket so I think kids are well used to muppets that are 'different'
SumoKing
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:36
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recall when GOTG came out there were a lot of people posting/tweeting/reporting that their autistic or aspergery or something like that kids identified with Drax
Hal Incandenza
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:37
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Swingerz is coming back onshore?
saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:38
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I am not sure a frickin muppet is going to fix hardwired suspicion of abberant behaviour but I guess it's well intentioned
Tam
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:40
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and let's face it, it's not the kids with acceptance problems it's the bloody parents
saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:41
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I dunno, I remember at school when a new kid joined from elsewhere in a strange uniform we were viscerally appalled

especially if it was green

which is weird bc ours was brown

hypocrisy
saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:41
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I still remember someone saying "I'm not eating Helen's cake - it'll have BOGEYS in it"

because of the aforementioned green

I was like "will it?!?!?!?!"

kids r morons eh
Tam
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:44
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up to the age of 10 they're fine. Secondary school makes them in to monsters.
really. I love my 8yo. the teenagers not so much.
The Thomas Pink Sale
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:46
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Hey there! I am using WhatsCYP

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it's not for autistic children, it's to teach ROF bellends to be mindful of those less able to relate.