A new PBS children’s program, “Mack & Moxy,” will be featuring a child with ASD in an upcoming episode designed to raise awareness and promote inclusion of children with ASD. Eleven-year-old Charlie Owens will appear in an episode entitled “A Spectrum of Possibilities,” and “Trooper Charlie” will join Mack and Moxy for an adventure in which they meet a bird who also has ASD.
This TV program, which prides itself in being a “kid’s show about causes,” has joined hands with some of America’s leading non-profit organizations, such as Easter Seals, to introduce children to important issues ranging from ASD to emergency preparedness. In doing so, the show hopes to teach children life-long lessons about learning, compassion, and the joy of helping others. To read more about Charlie’s debut and view the show’s official trailer, visit the article in The Mighty. For more information and resources about Mack & Moxy, including past and upcoming episodes and the causes/charities they have partnered with, visit the show’s website, here.