Today Sesame Street introduced us to Elmo's friend Julia, who has autism. Julia is part of the Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children initiative.
This initiative aims to increase understanding of autism and to reduce stigma and isolation often experienced by children with autism and their families.
The unique quality and talents of all children are celebrated and the commonalities that children with autism share with all children are emphasised.
There are excellent resources available on the Sesame Street website for families and carers of young children to assist with the challenges of daily living.
What you will discover: