Sesame Street is introducing a new character to their show, a character that does "things differently than other kids". They hope to help familiarize and understand why children with autism might be different but are still playful, imaginative and creative like any other child. Do you think this will help kids learn more about autistic children?
Most Helpful Guy
It is good, that way children will already have some exposure to children with autism before meeting a person like that in real life.1
Most Helpful Girl
I like the idea. It can't hurt to have someone with autism as one of the main characters. I think it will teach children more about the condition and, hopefully, that these kids are as wonderful as everyone else. They have their differences just as everyone does, too.2
- Show AllShow Less