|Portrayed by||Jadiel Dowlin|
|Appears in||Hero Elementary|
|Debut||season 1, episode 1: "Hatching a Plan/The Invisible Force" (2020)|
Arnold Jasper "AJ" Gadgets is a character in the American children's series Hero Elementary.
AJ was initially not created as an autistic character, rather he was a kid who knew everything about superheroes. Executive producer Christine Ferraro noticed that AJ started to really resemble her autistic brother. Ferraro has also worked on Julia, an autistic muppet on Sesame Street. Dennis Taylor, an autistic man from New Jersey, did consulting for the show.
AJ appears in all episodes of seasons 1–3.
Other autistic PBS characters