Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear

Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, Sesame Street_10-21_18

Sesame Workshop launched a major autism initiative to help de-stigmatize autism, which affects one in 68 American children. Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children will provide resources to families, teachers and caregivers around the country to educate them about autism, and tools to help families touched by autism with everyday activities. The digital content includes a new Sesame friend, Julia, a preschool girl with autism who does things a little differently when playing with her friends, the loveable Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Grover. See Amazing, available at, includes guides to simplify activities and overcome common challenges such as washing hands, brushing teeth, going to the supermarket, and bedtime routines. This initiative is the culmination of more than two years of production and testing, leveraging the powerful educational and research-based approach that Sesame applies