Sesame Street Introduces Julia – a Muppet with Autism.
We absolutely LOVE this. Sesame Street is the definition of Ausome™ today.
Autism Daddy mentioned a couple weeks ago that Sesame Street had a big autism initiative coming and, well, you never doubt Sesame Street.
One visit to autism.sesamestreet.org will show you how dedicated Sesame Street is to creating broader awareness of Autism. The campaign is called Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children and has the slogan “Celebrate the uniqueness of each and every child.” We couldn’t agree more!!
If that wasn’t enough, Sesame Street has also introduced the first Muppet with Autism – Julia.
Sherrie Westin from Sesame Street told PEOPLE that “Families with autistic children tend to gravitate toward digital content, which is why we created Julia digitally.”
Smart move, Sesame Street. Smart move indeed.
There is so much goodness in what Sesame Street has done today and if you have time, browse around Sesame Street’s YouTube page. Not only will it show the Ausome™ “The Amazing Song” video, but on the right side you will see heartfelt stories from people like Christopher Jackson, an actor/writer who has a son CJ with autism, referring to his journey as “a beautiful struggle.”
So much greatness here. So Much.
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