This is the benefit of representation, as shared by a parent. The more we can expose our children to the more kind, open and accepting they’ll be. This anecdote relates to how having a Muppet with autism on Sesame Street helped a child in swim class be included.
“We wanted to create greater understanding and awareness of what autism looks like — more understanding, more empathy and, ultimately, more inclusion,” Sherrie Westin, Executive Vice President for Global Impact and Philanthropy at Sesame Workshop told The Washington Post.
Mission accomplished. Well done Sesame Street.
This anecdote was found via Community Grounds Coffee and Meeting House — a place with heart!