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Sesame Street introduces new character who has autism

The newest Sesame Street character, Julia, is a little girl who also has autism. The Sesame Workshop says she is being introduced as part of a campaign to take the stigma away from the disorder. They also hope Julia will help those who are dealing with autism. …read more

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Sesame Street’ adds character with autism to its Muppet family

As part of a Sesame Workshop initiative aimed at reducing the stigma of autism, a Muppet with autism has been added to the cast of “Sesame Street.” Launched Oct. 21, the new initiative features Julia, a friend of Elmo’s who has autism. “Children … …read more

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Sesame Street introduces Julia, a new character with autism

Sesame Street has a new character. Julia, a preschooler with autism, is part of a new online initiative aimed at raising awareness about a condition that affects one in 68 kids in the United States. Julia is featured in an online storybook, where she plays … …read more

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‘Sesame Street’ Introduces A New Muppet Character With Autism

The muppet Julia has not yet made her TV debut, but the wide-eyed little girl with a big smile is the star of her own “digital storybook” called “We’re Amazing, 1,2,3.” For over a year now, Sesame Street has been working with organizations such as Autism … …read more

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Applebee’s Apologizes for Not Paying Employee With Autism

Officials at Applebee’s have apologized to an employee’s family who claim their son was never paid for his time on the job and say he will be compensated for his work. Caleb Dyl, 21, started in the prep kitchen of a Rhode Island Applebee’s last summer … …read more

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Sesame Street’ Introduces A New Muppet Character With Autism

The muppet Julia has not yet made her TV debut, but the wide-eyed little girl with a big smile is the star of her own “digital storybook” called “We’re Amazing, 1,2,3.” For over a year now, Sesame Street has been working with organizations such … …read more

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Professorship to focus on new treatments for autism

Sam Doesburg, a neuroscientist and an expert in magnetoencephalographic (MEG) brain imaging, is joining Simon Fraser University as the new Callum Frost Professor in Translational Research in Autism. He will be investigating the potential for new treatments … …read more

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Sesame Street Autism Initiative

A new character is joining the gang on Sesame Street and she has a very specific purpose — to raise awareness about children with autism. Julia, who is Elmo’s good friend, is part of Sesame Street’s new “See Amazing in All Children” initiative that aims … …read more

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Autism: Why Children of Color Are Often Diagnosed Too Late

Autism is often in the media, since experts are constantly trying to find causes of the disease, as well as cures for autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that one in 68 children in America lives with autism. The condition … …read more

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‘Sesame Street’ adds Julia, its first character with autism

‘Sesame Street’ adds Julia, its first character with autism Julia is a part of the “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children” campaign aimed at changing stigmas about autism. Video provided by Newsy Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http … …read more

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What iPhone Data Can Teach Doctors About Autism, Epilepsy And More

Apple’s ResearchKit, an app initiative that enables scientists to (consensually!) gather data from iPhone users and use them in clinical research studies, has added three new research projects to its roster. Despite some initial skepticism about personal … …read more

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