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Autism Initiative

Celebrating and supporting kids with autism and every child.

Every child experiences the world differently. And all children have something to contribute — unique perspectives and talents that help make the world a richer and more interesting place.

Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children is an initiative dedicated to showing that all children — autistic and neurotypical alike — are amazing in their own ways

Developed with input from people with autism, parents, and providers who serve the autism community, See Amazing in All Children offers families free bilingual tools and tips to manage common challenges, simplify everyday activities, and grow connections and support from family, friends, and community.

1 in 36 Children

In the US is diagnosed with autism, according to 2020 data.

Our Impact

An impact study from Georgetown University Medical Center and Children’s National Health System showed that parents of autistic and non-autistic children alike benefited from our materials, from increased knowledge to greater acceptance to, for parents of autistic children, more hope about involving their child in their community.

But the most touching marker of Julia’s impact has been the overwhelming response from the autism community and beyond. Parents say their autistic children have more playdates because of Julia. Teachers report that their students are more inclusive in their play. One mother told us that she used a storybook about Julia to explain to her daughter that she, too, has autism. Her daughter responded, “So I’m amazing too, right?”

Looking Ahead

We’re committed to supporting autistic children and their families. Each year, we add more research-based content to the See Amazing library. Internationally, Julia is making a difference in places like Australia, Bangladesh, Japan, and Mexico. Together, we’ll keep working to reduce the isolating stigmas and misconceptions that still surround autism, because every child is amazing.

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Learn how to see the amazing in all children! Celebrate and support kids with autism and every child.

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