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'Sesame Street' introduces Julia, a Muppet with autism, to regular cast

'Sesame Street' introduces Julia, a Muppet with autism, to regular cast A couple of years ago, Sesame Street took a major step toward reaching out to even more children by introducing a character named Julia, a Muppet meant to represent an autistic child.But the use of Julia was limited to a digital character.

A puppeteer's personal story about bringing Sesame Street's first autistic Muppet to life

A puppeteer's personal story about bringing Sesame Street's first autistic Muppet to life Matt Vogel, Sesame Street's Muppet Captain and Big Bird understudy, called to let Gordon know that the show's producers picked her to play Julia, the first-ever autistic Muppet and a new addition to the broadcast.But Julia's creation as a walk-on character ushers in a variety of new resources about autism from Sesame Workshop, from English and Spanish-language ebooks to digital live-action segments on YouTube.

Scientists use big data to develop a ‘promising’ blood test for autism disorder

Scientists use big data to develop a ‘promising’ blood test for autism disorder Scientists at New York’s Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed an algorithm that can accurately predict whether a child has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), based on a blood sample.The study, published in the open journal PLOS One, represents the world’s first physiological test for autism, and potentially takes researchers one step closer to earlier autism diagnosis and new therapy developments.

Just to clear things up

Just to clear things up The Racial pay gap is false.Slavery wasn' t invented by white peoplePepe the frog isn' t a hate symbol, just a meme.

Starring in this PSA helped a 12-year-old girl tell her school she's autistic

Starring in this PSA helped a 12-year-old girl tell her school she's autistic A jarring new PSA called "Make It Stop" replicates how Holly, a 12-year-old autistic girl living in the UK, experiences sensory overload.The creators heavily consulted with Holly and other members of the autistic community to ensure the video reflected the experience accurately.

8 ingenious innovations helping autistic children communicate

8 ingenious innovations helping autistic children communicate For autistic children, everyday interactions can be hard to decode.Synchrony is a drum-like device helping autistic children engage with others through music.

Weaponizes autism strikes again!

Weaponizes autism strikes again! E Anonymous (ID: E -1-blog_ together, jpg116 KB JPGThere' s around 3000 rental cabins in Lapland, we justneed to match wood patterns, easy enough.Anonymous (ID: () Cesi, regi'if.

This coding startup trains autistic people to take on the tech industry

This coding startup trains autistic people to take on the tech industry And it's all thanks to a new program for autistic people, by autistic people.A new startup called Coding Autism, which launched earlier this month, is developing a school in Los Angeles to teach autistic people coding, web development, and software engineering skills.

What People Miss When They Use 'Autistic' As An Insult

What People Miss When They Use 'Autistic' As An Insult ” For people diagnosed with autism, video games can offer special satisfaction in a world that is unpredictable and unfathomable.She learned that games, and especially role-playing games like Skyrim or Fallout 3, can satisfy wants common among people diagnosed on the spectrum.

7 activists tell us the best thing about being autistic

7 activists tell us the best thing about being autistic For Autism Acceptance Month, we asked activists to share with us the best thing about being autistic.While both extremes tend to overwhelm neurotypicals, not enough time is spent praising autistic people for our lack of pretense, our ability to be radically genuine.