This is a reaction post: I must admit I haven’t seen Sesame Street in a long time.
10:32 – Julia is not taking greeting very well. She seems to be rubbing Big Bird a little wrong.
10:33 – They’re explaining Julia’s autism to Big Bird in very simple terms.
“Play, play, play!” Is her first real line. She’s very sweet.
10:35 – Uh-oh – sirens. She’s holding her ears. A little insight: it’s apparent to Julia that sirens are much louder to her. It’s common for an autistic person to experience things more or less.
10:38 – Big Bird is getting that people are different from each other. Elmo seems to get Julia a little more, as does Abby.
10:40 – They’re singing about differences, and friendship.
10:42 – They’ve changed things a bit. Now they introduce the Letter of the Day with a song. Cool. By the way, its “F” for Friendship.
10:43 – Boy, this is FAST. We’re now in a segment about friendship. I’ve forgotten how quickly the child’s brain processes information – at least with Sesame Street.
10:45 – “Hey, come play with me” is a great song.
10:46 – Now were learning how to take turns with the Two Headed Monster.
10:47 – How Many Cookies Today? 2!
10:48 – Now Elmo and Abby are learning to count to 2.
10:49 – A song about 2!
10:50 – Whew! I have to go FAST.
10:51 – Now we’ve got Smarty the Smartphone. And we’re talking about friends. (I’m sensing a theme here.) Now they’re playing Tic Tac Toe.
10:54 – A man and dog teaching how to play with a friend.
10:55 – Elmo is doing the Happy Dance Dance. 🙂
10:56 – Big Bird and Julia are now good friends. Goodbye NOW?! (That’s OK. It only lasts for a half hour.)
10:58 – Roll Credits – with a song!
I’m happy Julia has made the jump to TV Sesame Street. If Julia or some type of autistic child had been around Sesame Street as a kid, maybe I would have been more accepted instead of teased for being a crybaby. (To be honest, I’m getting jealous of autistic kids today. They’re having opportunities for love and acceptance I never did.)
I guess you have to start the acceptance and friendship with different people REALLY young. Hopefully, they’ll get the message one day.
I haven’t got the skills to detect if Julia is stereotypical or just right at the moment; I’ll make a more informed decision soon.