Tag: Sesame Street

The Portrayal of Autistic Individuals on TV

The volume of exposure autism spectrum disorder, or autism, has gained in the years since Dustin Hoffman introduced it to mainstream America in his 1988 depiction of Raymond Babbitt in “Rain Man” has multiplied exponentially. But activists for this disorder, which affects more than 3.5 million Americans, are still waiting…

'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…