Sesame Workshop has introduced Julia, a muppet with autism, to the world of Sesame Street — an important move that advocates feel will increase visibility and acceptance of autism.
Drawing upon footage of Julia’s behavior, Laura Anthony, a clinical psychologist with the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children’s National Health System, explains the top three ways teachers can support children like Julia in the classroom.
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A version of this news article first appeared in the On Air: A Video Blog blog.