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