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Monday, November 2, 2015

Sesame Street Has Launched A New Autism Initiative With Resources For Parents And Children

That's right! The most beloved name in children's programming has now launched an autism initiative, and this webpage, like everything we see on Sesame Street, is wonderfully presented and full of knowledge.

Sesame Street and Autism is dedicated to "Seeing The Amazing In All Children" by providing parent, child and even sibling resources (which I think are overlooked by a lot of sites).

From the website:

A recent study reveals that children with autism are five times more likely to be bullied than their peers—treatment no child should endure. While the differences between people with autism and their peers may seem significant, children share something far more important: unique qualities and talents that make the world an interesting place.

That’s why Sesame Workshop created Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children, a nationwide initiative aimed at communities with children ages 2 to 5. Developed with input from parents, people who serve the autism community, and people with autism, See Amazing in All Children offers families ways to overcome common challenges and simplify everyday activities. At the same time, the project fosters an affirming narrative around autism for all families and kids.

I spent a few hours on there once I was tipped off about it and I would heartily recommend this to anyone with a kid on the spectrum. It has great printables, the videos are well-produced and full of entertainment and education, and you can download the app or use the site on your PC.

Like I needed another reason to love Sesame Street! Check the website today, and pass it along - it's a resource must for anyone with a young child on the spectrum.


Ellie's journey with her son David has been one of joy, patience and discovery - one that changed the very framework in which she used to view autism. Through David's eyes, she's learned that an autism diagnosis isn't the end of the world - it's just the beginning of an interesting new one.
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