Sesame Street and Autism App

Sesame Street and Autism

Sesame Street and Autism App

Sesame Street, with the support of American Greetings, has created the Sesame Street and Autism App,  providing awareness of autism to families and others with videos, stories and resources on autism within this app. Available for free for iPad, the contents of this app is also available on Sesame Street’s website resources:  Sesame Street and Autism.

Sesame Street debut’s a new character, Julia, a young child with autism to the Sesame Street gang. Elmo and other characters introduce Julia, a special needs child, in their storybook, daily routine cards and videos describing some of the characteristics  and strategies to that support interacting with children with autism.

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Geared to young children, this app provides awareness and basic strategies and tools to support individuals with autism. Videos of families and children with autism provide real life stories about their lives and special characteristics from a family perspective.

The app may be most helpful to extended family members or friends of an individual with autism to help them understand their unique characteristics and interventions. To review the contents, go to Sesame which provides the exact app contents online.

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About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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