“Sesame Street” is ramping up its focus on autism with a collection of new resources and additional efforts at its theme parks.
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind the venerable television show, unveiled videos, a storybook and printable activity guides this week featuring Julia, a 4-year-old Muppet with autism.
In one video, Julia works with Abby and Rosita to make a story about a princess who loves to paint. And in another, Elmo and Rudy need Julia’s help to paint a rainbow. The storybook, which is available in multiple languages, is about teamwork and belonging.