April is Autism Month. PBS KIDS will be airing special shows featuring autistic characters throughout the month. PBS will also have some great online resources for parents and teachers to learn more.
The full list of Autism-focused episodes airing in April can be found below.
The PBS Parents website has articles from doctors, disability experts and special education teachers on everything from identifying autism to educational needs, creating inclusive environments for autistic children and more.
Lastly, PBS Learning Media has great teacher resources and activities for children with autism that can be found here.
NEW EPISODES, SPECIALS & PROGRAMMING EVENTS
Autism Awareness Month
PBS KIDS airs episodes featuring characters with Autism during National Autism Awareness Month. Includes a premiere episode of SESAME STREET featuring a new muppet character, Julia, who has autism.
4/10 Sesame Street “Meet Julia” **NEW**
4/10 Dinosaur Train “Junior Conductors Academy”
4/10 Arthur “When Carl Met George/D.W. Swims with the Fishes”
4/11 Arthur “Pets and Pests/Go Fly a Kite”
4/12 Arthur “Carl’s Concerto/Too Much of a Good Thing”
4/13 Arthur “He Said, He Said/Bunny Trouble” Continue reading PBS KIDS + Austism Awareness Month
PBS KIDS ANNOUNCES NEW SERIES READY JET GO!
WILL PREMIERE IN WINTER 2016
New Multiplatform Media Property Produced by Wind Dancer Films Encourages Kids to Explore Astronomy and Technology Concepts
Arlington, VA, April 9, 2015 – In winter 2016, PBS KIDS will premiere READY JET GO!, a new 3-D animated series that will help children learn astronomy and Earth science concepts. Created by Craig Bartlett, who also developed PBS KIDS’ hit series DINOSAUR TRAIN, READY JET GO! is designed for kids ages 3-8, with a focus on astronomy, technology, scientific exploration, innovation and invention. The multiplatform media property will debut on PBS stations nationwide, along with integrated digital content.
Produced by Wind Dancer Films, READY JET GO! follows two neighborhood kids: Sean, who has an all-consuming drive for science facts, and Sydney, who has a passion for science fiction and imagination. They both befriend the new kid on their street, Jet Propulsion, whose family members happen to be aliens from the planet Bortron 7. Together, they explore our solar system and the effects it has on the science of our planet, all while learning about friendship and teamwork along the way. Continue reading Explore Astronomy and Technology with Ready Jet Go!