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Monday, April 4, 2016

Sesame Street and Autism offers how to "See Amazing in All Children"

Sesame Street last October released “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children” an online initiative and providing resources for viewers on the spectrum, as well as educating the general public about autism.
With the introduction of Julia, Sesame Streets first autistic character who Elmo met in an online storybook, “We’re Amazing, 1,2,3.”

YouTube published by Sesame Street In Communities
On March 31, 2016 Sesame Street released 13 new videos, including a new animation featuring Julia, who’s voiced by a girl on the autism spectrum, according to Frank Campagna, producer with Sesame Street and also a blogger on autism.

YouTube published by Sesame Street In Communities
In a statement from Sesame Street;
“We want everyone to know that children with ASD want to play and be included; they want love, friendship, understanding, and support just like any child does,” Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, SVP of US Social Impact at Sesame Workshop. “We also want people to know that there are a wide range of autism behaviors and experiences because we know that if you have seen one child with autism, you have only seen one child with autism.”

For "Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children",
and all of the videos and much more, http://autism.sesamestreet.org/

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