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Julia, “Sesame Street’s” first character with autism, helps children and their families understand people on the spectrum. Jennifer Thorn, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the English Department of Saint Anselm College answered my questions about Julia and what she can teach […]

Sesame Street’s television series has a new character. Her name is Julia, she loves bubbles, and she has autism. Julia has already been a Sesame Street online character, and it is great to see her on ths whow, letting families […]

Sesame Street’s newest resident is Julia, a green-eyed, orange-haired character with autism. There’s already a book about Julia online. It is a wonderful way to teach children not just about autism but about how to think about the best way […]

Sonia Manzano has announced that she is leaving Sesame Street after 44 years.  She was 22 years old when she auditioned for the brand new series that would revolutionize children’s programming. She became Maria, one of the first Latina characters […]

I told you this was going to be great! Janelle Monae sings about “The Power of Yet” to remind us that if we can’t do something, we just have to keep trying.

Many thanks to my friend Leslie Combemale for sharing this adorable reminder that we are better off experiencing the world directly instead of staring at screens.