April is Autism Awareness month, and PBS KIDS is promoting awareness, acceptance and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder by airing new episodes of shows featuring characters with Autism. This includes a premiere episode of SESAME STREET featuring a new muppet character, Julia, who has autism.
PBS KIDS NEW EPISODES, SPECIALS & PROGRAMMING EVENTS FOR AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH:
4/10 Sesame Street “Meet Julia” **NEW**
4/10 Dinosaur Train “Junior Conductors Academy”
4/10 Arthur “When Carl Met George/D.W. Swims with the Fishes”
4/11 Arthur “Pets and Pests/Go Fly a Kite”
4/12 Arthur “Carl's Concerto/Too Much of a Good Thing”
4/13 Arthur “He Said, He Said/Bunny Trouble”
As Autism Awareness Month marches on, our friends on “Sesame Street” introduce us to a new Muppet character who will help to demystify this disorder.
For those looking for additional resources, the PBS Parents website has articles from doctors, disability experts and special education teachers on everything from identifying autism to educational needs, creating inclusive environments for autistic children and more.
Lastly, PBS Learning Media has great teacher resources and activities for children with autism that can be found here.
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