In honor of National Autism Day, Sesame Workshop has launched the second phase of its Emmy-nominated autism initiative, Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children, with the release of 12 new videos. The videos feature children with autism, Abby Cadabby, and new animation featuring Julia, a preschool Muppet with autism. The content is part of a suite of free resources for families, teachers, providers, and caregivers available on Sesame Street’s website and as an app for iOS and Android devices.
Building on the initiative’s launch last year, Sesame Workshop has continued to work with a coalition of more than 250 organizations and has listened to the autism community, responding with new resources to support it. The short films spotlight real children with autism and their families, providing an opportunity for children with autism to convey their thoughts and feelings, each in their own way.
The resources are designed to destigmatize and build understanding about autism spectrum disorder, which affects one in 68 American children. Celebrating both the uniqueness of every child and the things all children share in common, the suite of content includes 12 new videos, 50,000 We’re Amazing 1, 2, 3! Story books, a two-minute animation of We’re Amazing 1, 2, 3!, the Sesame Street and Autism app, and more.