Sesame Workshop Releases New Resources for Children with Autism

The company has expanded its resources in honor of Autism Acceptance Day.
License Global

April 3, 2020

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In honor of Autism Acceptance Day, Sesame Workshop is expanding its “Sesame Street” and Autism: See Amazing in All Children

 

initiative with brand new videos and activities featuring Julia, a four-year-old “Sesame Street”

 

Muppet with autism, as well as a new episode on HBO and PBS KIDS. 

“We’re proud to mark Autism Acceptance Day by celebrating the amazing in every child and continuing our commitment to autistic children and their families,” says Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, senior vice president, U.S. social impact, Sesame Workshop. “Especially during these uncertain times, Sesame Workshop is here to support families with the tools they need to navigate everyday moments as well as the challenges that come their way.”

At a time when many families are experiencing unprecedented uncertainty, these new resources will provide coping strategies for parents of children with autism, supporting them as they adjust to a “for-now” normal while still addressing their children’s unique needs. The resources

include COVID-19 related tips for families with children who have autism, including language and strategies for providing comfort, creating routines and staying physically and psychologically healthy as a family. Also included are original videos starring Julia, her family and “Sesame Street” friends, new articles, printed activities and “Super Fluffster,” an animation created in partnership with Exceptional Minds.

Complementing the new materials, HBO and PBS KIDS will premiere a Julia-focused episode on April 6, the “Fluffster Kerfuffle.” The episode is centered around learning how to play well together, which might look a little different for Julia.

The new resources are available now.

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