Sesame Street and Autism

October 23, 2015 at 3:36 pm Leave a comment

Sesame Street has introduced a new initiative titled Sesame Street & Autism: See Amazing in All Children. Aimed at families of autistic children ages 2-5, it includes:

  • a storybook: We’re Amazing 1,2,3
  • short videos
  • daily routine cards (eg, on brushing teeth, going to a restaurant)
  • More information for parents (me: minimal but a start)
  • a sharing/interactive space for parents and other contributors.

CBC ran a piece on this titled Sesame Street to debut its first autistic character : New character part of initiative to remove stigma from autism.

Reproduced from this report:

“The Sesame Workshop said Wednesday that the character is being introduced as part of an initiative to take the stigma out of autism. The initiative also is aimed at helping those who deal with the developmental disorder.

Julia will be included in digital and printed story books featuring Sesame Workshop characters, including Elmo and Abby. She will be portrayed as a girl who “does things a little differently” when playing with her Muppet friends, the workshop said.”

This is great! Check it out!


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