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April 12, 2017
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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 • Meg_Cullar@baylor.edu (School of Education)
Tonya Lewis • 254-710-4656 • Tonya_Lewis@baylor.edu (Baylor Media)

September 9, 2014
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SOE Senior Wins Statewide Scholarship [9/9/2014]

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Baylor School of Education (SOE) senior Sasha Wells, who is majoring in all-level special education, is a recipient of the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) Scholarship for 2014. TASPA gives only three annual scholarships statewide, and this is the sixth year in a row (and the twelfth time since 1998) that a Baylor SOE student has received a scholarship. TASPA will recognize this year’s recipients at a luncheon in Austin on Dec. 11. Continue Reading →