There’s a new girl moving to Sesame Street: Julia, who has autism.
Julia will be featured online playing alongside characters like Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Grover, Sesame Workshop announced Wednesday.
Sesame Workshop has also unveiled an interactive website called Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children, along with resources for families, teachers, and caregivers. These include guides to simplify everyday activities that can pose challenges for children affected by autism, including bedtime routines, going to the grocery store, and brushing teeth.
The website is designed with adaptations for those with autism as well, including larger buttons, audio-off options, and other customizable features. An iPad app is also available on iTunes.
PERSONAL NOTE: I think it’s amazing!