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.
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 Street.org/ which provides the exact app contents online.
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