Autism Awareness

April is Autism Awareness Month. Much has been reported yet the simple fact is that 1 in 68 American children are diagnosed with autism.

The Autism Society has historically promoted awareness during the month of April, but this year they are taking it a step further and encouraging folks to gravitate to a place of acceptance.

I would like to introduce you to a 4-year-old girl named Julia. Julia was diagnosed with autism and is the newest member on Sesame Street. She began as a digital character, but now can be found among the other Muppets. According to one of Julia’s friends, “it takes Julia a little longer to take in the environment because she sees the world differently.”

Sesame Street has always been an advocate of diversity and acceptance so it comes as no surprise that they are leading the way with their newest character.

It will be my privilege to donate 10% of all gallery sales for the month of April to Autism McLean (formerly Autism Society of McLean County)