Sesame Street launches second part of their autism initiative

Sesame Street just released awesome new videos spotlighting kids with autism and their stories.

Every kid with autism is amazing and Sesame Street wants everyone to know that.

This much-loved TV show took a huge step last year with their initiative Sesame Street and Austism: See Amazing in All Children. Today, they announced its second phase with the release of new videos that will be added to their suite of free autism resources for families, teachers, providers, and caregivers.

The videos feature kids with autism sharing their stories in their own individual way and even cracking a couple of giggles with beloved muppet Abby Cadabby. One of the new videos also features Julia, a preschool muppet with autism.

Other cool videos include one about learning sign language and one that talks about favourite foods.

Parents new to the suite of resources will also be able to find storybooks, flash cards about daily routines, and helpful tips on how to help and encourage kids with autism.

“Many families told us they felt heard—and understood—for the first time. We are so glad to have been able to work with our partners to expand Julia’s presence and impact, and look forward to continuing to add to these resources as See Amazing grows,” said Sherrie Westin, EVP of Global Impact and Philanthropy, Sesame Workshop in a press release.

Check out Sesame Street’s site for more info.

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