Tag: Autism

Archived: 'Sesame Street' Adds Character with Autism to Show

“Sesame Street” will introduce a new character to the show: Julia, a Muppet who has autism. We’re excited to announce a new friend joining us on Sesame Street! She’s Julia, a 4-year-old with autism! #SeeAmazing pic.twitter.com/xDS3x2a5za Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) March 20, 2017 Julia has been featured in print and digital…

Archived: Court Finds Blanket Policies Not Discriminatory

By Frank Kineavy Magic Kingdom Should people with disabilities expect companies to cater to their convenience even if the companies already provide proper accommodations A federal judge in Orlando says no. The Walt Disney Company (No. 38 on the 2016 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity) in 2013 revised its…

Archived: Cops Get Schooled on Intellectual Disabilities

Police officers in Howard County, Maryland, will be receiving a new kind of training to teach them how to appropriately handle situations involving people with intellectual disabilities. In certain situations, people with intellectual disabilities, such as Down syndrome or autism, may not respond in the same manner as someone who…

Archived: Study: Latino Families Not Served by Autism Tests

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock At a time when autism diagnoses are at an all-time high, most pediatricians don’t offer the tests necessary to screen Spanish-speaking children. A study by Oregon Health and Science University researchers in the journal Pediatrics found only about 10 percent of California pediatricians offer…