April 2, 2014 (New York, NY) – Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, announced today that it is joining forces with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, and other like-minded partners, to develop a new community engagement initiative to help reduce the stigma surrounding children with autism.
Watch as Sesame Street's Abby Cadabby joins Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright to light the Empire State Building on World Autism Awareness Day.
The Fox Theatre in Detroit is hosting its first Autism Friendly Show. The goal is to both help families feel comfortable within this environment and to educate staffers, performers and audience members on what makes the theater experience more enjoyable for children with autism spectrum disorders and other sensory difficulties. Autism Speaks hopes to enlist more venues to join this effort in the future.