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How a Sesame Street Muppet became embroiled in a controversy over autism | The Independent

An autistic Sesame Street character is caught in a conflict between the most prominent autism organisation in the United States.  Since 2017, a Muppet named Julia has given children on the spectrum a Source: How a Sesame Street Muppet became embroiled in a controversy over autism | The Independent

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Autistic Self Advocacy Network breaks with Sesame Street over Autism Speaks ties – The Washington Post

An autistic “Sesame Street” muppet is caught in a conflict between the most prominent autism organization in the United States advocating for early intervention, and autistic adults who see the condition as a difference, not a disease needing to be cured. Source: Autistic Self Advocacy Network breaks with Sesame Street over Autism Speaks ties – The Washington […]

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Sesame Street Must End Their Partnership With Autism Speaks | The Mary Sue

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network has announced that it will end its years-long partnership with Sesame Street due to the show’s continued work with Autism Speaks, a deeply harmful organization. Source: Sesame Street Must End Their Partnership With Autism Speaks | The Mary Sue

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Sesame Street autism controversy: Julia is a great character, but the show must end its partnership with Autism Speaks.

Julia, an autistic Muppet, was an emotional triumph. So why is the show now helping promote insidious ideas about neurodiverse people? Source: Sesame Street autism controversy: Julia is a great character, but the show must end its partnership with Autism Speaks.

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A Prominent Autism Group Has Cut Ties With ‘Sesame Street’ Over New PSAs Featuring Autistic Muppet

The new PSAs were made with the group Autism Speaks, which has been criticized in the past for what many see as stigmatizing autism. Source: A Prominent Autism Group Has Cut Ties With ‘Sesame Street’ Over New PSAs Featuring Autistic Muppet

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Why An Autism Group Is Breaking Up With ‘Sesame Street’ – Disability Scoop

PSAs featuring Julia from “Sesame Street” that encourage early autism screening seem innocent enough, but a self-advocacy group says the ads lead unsuspecting parents to harmful information. Source: Why An Autism Group Is Breaking Up With ‘Sesame Street’ – Disability Scoop

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Autism advocacy group ends relationship with ‘Sesame Street’ over PSAs that ‘further stigma’ | TheHill

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) announced Monday it has ended its partnership with “Sesame Street,” accusing the children’s show of “furthe Source: Autism advocacy group ends relationship with ‘Sesame Street’ over PSAs that ‘further stigma’ | TheHill