Discussion #3

The PBS children program Sesame Street is well-known for providing cultural and educational fun shows to teach children about social issues, basic concepts, and self-awareness. Sesame Street has been running since 1969 and its characters (muppets) have  evolved according to our society’s growth and needs.

One of the new characters is Julia, she is a 4 years old girl with autism. Please see the website below to review the video that introduces Julia to the other muppets.

Provide your opinion on: a) the accuracy of the character’s portrait of autism, b)  how its behavior was handled,  c) introduction of Julia to Big Bird, and d) overall opinion of this video.

Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in all Children.  (autism.sesamestreet.org/video/meet-julia/)

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