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Faculty Applaud New Sesame Street Character with Autism [04/12/2017]


This week, Sesame Street has a new Muppet in the neighborhood.

Julia, a four-year-old Muppet with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), was introduced April 10 during Autism Awareness Month.

Tonya N. Davis, Ph.D., associate professor of educational psychology, and Stephanie Gerow, Ph.D., assistant professor of educational psychology, both in Baylor’s School of Education, provide insight on the impact Julia’s character can have on awareness and education about autism and interacting with those with different abilities.

Visit the Baylor Media site to read their comments.

For media interviews with Dr. Davis or Dr. Gerow, contact:

Meg Cullar • 254-710-6435 • (School of Education)
Tonya Lewis • 254-710-4656 • (Baylor Media)

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