Sesame Workshop Expands Initiative to Help Parents and Children with Coronavirus Anxiety
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April is Autism Awareness Month (and April 2 is Autism Acceptance Day), and Sesame Street is expanding its Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children initiative with all-new videos of Julia, a 4-year-old who has autism, a new episode, and resources that will help parents ease coronavirus anxiety specifically for their children with special needs. Resources include language and strategies for providing comfort, creating routines, and staying physically and psychologically healthy as a family, according to Sesame Street. New articles and printable activities aim to help kids accept the changed that have piled up recently.
“We’re proud to mark Autism Acceptance Day by celebrating the amazing in every child and continuing our commitment to autistic children and their families,” said Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, senior vice president of US Social Impact at Sesame Workshop. “Especially during these uncertain times, Sesame Workshop is here to support families with the tools they need to navigate everyday moments as well as the challenges that come their way.”
To find resources and videos for your child with autism, as well as learn more about the See Amazing initiative, head to the Sesame website.
Main Image: "Washy Wash," one of the Caring for Each Other videos. Courtesy Sesame Street