Mar 24 2017
The newest "Sesame Street" character, Julia, will have autism as the show attempts to teach children about the disorder. "They would have known that he plays in a different way and that that's OK".
Julia will be introduced to viewers on April 10 and will appear in two episodes this season, and more next season. When Elmo approaches her to play in the embedded video, Julia doesn't make eye contact but he persists and suggests "side-by-side play". "And they see that these- these can be their friends too". "It's just that Julia has autism". She also has a son with autism, and, before she started her family, was a therapist to youngsters on the spectrum.
However, the other muppets tell him: "She does things just a little differently". Starting out as an educational show for children in the 1960s, it has deftly switched between ABCs and 123s and teaching about issues such as race and death.
Stacey Gordon, Julia's puppeteer, has a son with autism and was previously a therapist to children on the spectrum.
Come April, kiddie viewers will be seeing more of Julia when she makes her transition to the live-action fold of the long-running children's show, as revealed in a segment screened Sunday on the USA version of 60 Minutes.
"We're modelling the way both children and adults can look at autism from a strength-based perspective: finding things that all children share", she added. Notably, and commendably, Sesame Workshop chose to create a female Muppet with autism to dispel the common assumption that only boys are autistic.
"We had to explain to Big Bird that Julia likes Big Bird", Elmo said.
"How we might interact with a child that is affected I think is great education for our community", she told WWJ's Laura Bonnell.
The little girl Muppet with red hair and a favorite bunny clutched in her hand has been in "Sesame Street's" online Digital Storybook series since 2015. They might not have been anxious when he cried.
Julia is a muppet who has autism.
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Mar 19 2017
Orlando chief prosecutor rejects death penalty for all future cases
He also announced his intention to look into whether the state attorney's decision is a possible violation of public integrity. She acknowledged that her husband had served time in prison for drug conspiracy and counterfeiting checks years ago.
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He echoed those comments after Trump was elected, noting that uncertainty was likely to continue throughout Trump's transition. Twitter Inc allows for two-factor authentication, a security feature that would deter many attempts to seize an account.
Mar 18 2017
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