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‘Sesame Street’ Character the New Face of Autism Awareness

April 3, 2019

By: Michelle Diament

Source: Disability Scoop

Even though autism can be identified by age 2, most kids go undiagnosed until after age 4. Now, advocates are working to change that and they’re getting a little help from “Sesame Street.”

Autism Speaks is launching a new public awareness campaign aimed at encouraging parents to get their children screened early for autism. The initiative includes ads featuring Julia, a “Sesame Street” muppet who is 4-years-old and on the spectrum.

Ads will appear online, in print, outdoor and on television through a partnership with the Ad Council, Autism Speaks said.

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