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‘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 […]

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As Seen On Facebook | Autism Speaks & AdCouncil: Partners or Autism Info Monopoly?

  Partnership? IDK, AdCouncil and Autism Speaks … yeah, this guy who sits on the executive board of the AdCouncil also sits on the board of Autism Speaks. Partnership? Or autism info monopoly? AdCouncil ever do PSAs any other org than Autism Speaks for Autistics? Autistically, Eve Reiland The Ad Council and Autism Speaks partner […]

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Connecticut Families Extra: Resources for parents with autistic children

Autism is a condition that can cause developmental delays, trouble with communication and repetitive behavior. In 2017, one of America’s most enduring children’s programs introduced a character with autism, and new research suggests a little information can go a long way toward making all kids feel included. Source: Connecticut Families Extra: Resources for parents with autistic […]

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Julia, Autistic Sesame Street Muppet, on Macy’s Day Parade Float | The Mighty

“Sesame Street’s” float for the Macy’s Day Parade included Julia, Sesame’s Street first autistic character, who wore noise-canceling headphones. Source: Julia, Autistic Sesame Street Muppet, on Macy’s Day Parade Float | The Mighty