A superhero kid with autism shines in new PBS Kids’ series

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This image released by PBS Kids shows characters from the TV series “Hero Elementary,” from left, Lucita Sky, Benny Bubbles, Sara Snap and AJ Gadgets, a superhero who has the ability to make super gadgets – and who also happens to be on the Autism spectrum. The series premieres Monday, June 1 on PBS stations. (PBS Kids via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a new crop of superheroes coming to TV this summer but they may need a little seasoning. After all, they’re only in elementary school. The PBS Kids’ animated series “Hero Elementary” is set in a grade school where four superhero students are learning to master their special powers. There’s a kid who can fly but is afraid of heights. There’s a girl with the power to teleport and a boy who creates force fields of bubbles. And one boy with an array of cool gadgets is on the autism spectrum. The series is designed for children ages 4 to 7.

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