Monday, April 28, 2014

Sesame Workshop’s new initiative, “See Amazing in All Children” focuses on children with autism

Many of us and our kids have grown up with Sesame Street. The Count has taught us numbers and Big Bird has taught about friendship. The friends on Sesame street have provided lessons on teamwork, where food comes from and how to take care of our planet. With the help of Abby Cadabby, Sesame Street is providing kids in the US with a nation-wide initiative, “See Amazing in All Children.” This initiative is focused on showing acceptance and kindness toward children with autism.

Here is an excerpt from the Sesame Workshop website:

To combat the stigma and isolation so often experienced by children with autism and their families, Sesame Street is joining forces with Autism Speaks and other key partners to embark on a nation-wide initiative, “See Amazing in All Children.”

The initiative is a natural extension of Sesame Street’s work around diversity, acceptance, and kindness – and its longstanding message: “We are all different, but the same.”

Continue reading more here.

Here is a short video discussing the new initiative.

Rachel H remembers going to a Sesame Street Live performance back when she was a preschooler. 

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