‘Sesame Street’ Under Fire For PSAs About Autism That Add ‘Further Stigma’ | HuffPost Life

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network cut ties with the children’s show over public service ads the nonprofit says are harmful.

An advocacy group has ended its partnership with “Sesame Street” after it ran new public service announcements featuring Julia, the show’s first autistic character.

On Monday, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network announced its decision to cut ties with the educational show, adding that it “condemns” “Sesame Street’s” decision to further stigmatize autistic children and adults. That’s because the PSAs direct parents to resources from Autism Speaks, a controversial nonprofit that autistic people have criticized for years over its messaging.

Source: ‘Sesame Street’ Under Fire For PSAs About Autism That Add ‘Further Stigma’ | HuffPost Life


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