Monday, October 26, 2015

Sesame Street Cast Now Includes Muppet With Autism.

USA Today (10/21, Mallenbaum) reports that yesterday Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational entity behind Sesame Street, announced that the newest Muppet to join the cast is “Julia, a preschooler with autism.” Julia will join “Elmo and the gang in books and a new app as part of the new ‘Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children’ campaign.”
        The AP (10/22) reports that Julia “will be portrayed as a girl who ‘does things a little differently’ when playing with her Muppet friends, the workshop said.”
        CNN (10/22, Smith, Laddaran) reports that Sesame Workshop’s new campaign and Julia will promote autism awareness as well as provide families with extra resources for helping a child with autism.

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