April is National Autism Awareness month! Sesame Street has a wonderful resource for explaining Autism to children in the lower elementary school grades. It also has some great parent resources! Check-out the short kid-friendly videos, among other great resources, that touch on Autism at http://autism.sesamestreet.org/.
- "Were Amazing, 1, 2, 3!" - Directly introduces Autism to children.
- "The Amazing Song" - Talks about differences in children, which makes them amazing, but returns to the theme that all children also have a ton in common.
- "Benny's Story" - A character name Benny, who has autism, talks about some of the things he likes and some things other children like, but that all children like to have fun.