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Every child is special and amazing

Children’s Education Initiatives in the United States | Outreach | Autism

To combat the stigma and isolation so often experienced by children with autism and their families, Sesame Street is joining forces with Autism Speaks and other key partners to embark on a nation-wide initiative, “See Amazing in All Children.”

The initiative is a natural extension of Sesame Street’s work around diversity, acceptance, and kindness – and its longstanding message: “We are all different, but the same.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1 in 68 children in the U.S. has been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder.1 The number of children diagnosed with Autism has continued to increase dramatically over the years.

“See Amazing in All Children” will help increase understanding, reduce stigma, and demonstrate the commonalities that children with Autism share with all children. We will also develop resources for families of children with Autism to help them reduce the stress of everyday routines, such as brushing teeth, getting dressed, trying a new food, or playing with other children.

To learn more or to partner with us on this initiative, contact us at autism@sesame.org.

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders Among Children Aged 8 Years – Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2010. Morbidity and Mortal Weekly Report (MMWR) 2014; Vol. 63(2).