Web Resources: Autism


The University of Delaware Center for Disabilities Studies helps Sesame Street develop character with autism
In October Sesame Workshop introduced Julia, a character with autism, as part of "Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children." This initiative, which offers ways for families to overcome common challenges and simplify everyday activities, was developed with the input of parents of children with autism, people who serve the autism community, and people with autism. Last October, CDS project coordinator Annalisa Ekbladh worked with Autism Delaware to gather a group of Delaware parents of children with autism ages 2 to 5 to provide input and review materials, such as daily routine cards and a storybook, for Sesame Workshop’s initiative. Parents also gave feedback to Sesame Workshop staff on the challenges they face and how Sesame Street could play a role in fostering friendships and inclusion for children with autism. For more about "Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children," watch this video about the initiative.


  1. Autism Safety Project
  2. Autism Society:http://www.autism-society.org/
  3. Autism & Emergency Preparedness: Tips and Information for EmergencShelter Staff and Trainers: http://www.autismsocietyofwa.org/v2/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Autism-Emergency-Preparedness.pdf
  4. AWAARE Collaboration:http://www.awaare.org/
  5. National Autism Association: http://nationalautismassociation.org/
  6. Autism Speaks: Resource Guide: http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/resource-guide?chgst=true
  7. 11 things never to say to parents of a child with autism (and 11 you should):
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