“It is a gentle formula for a show, and the primary audience is really pre-school children, but I have to say that as a 42-year-old autistic person with no kids, I find it compelling, entertaining, and validating.”

What do the Ugly Duckling, the Princess on the Pea, and the Little Child who announced that the Emperor has no clothes have in common? Not only are they all characters in Hans Christian Andersen tales, but it’s also been suggested that through his characters the author projected different facets of his own and others’ autistic experiences.