New Sesame Street character & new programs for Autism Awareness Month

Join KLRU this month to honor and raise awareness of Autism. Special episodes of your favorite children’s shows such as Arthur, Sesame Street and Dinosaur Train will be shown throughout April, so don’t miss out!

Meet Sesame Street’s newest character, Julia, who has autism. The special episode features all the Sesame Street friends meeting her and learning to appreciate all types of people. Sesame Street: Meet Julia airs Monday, April 10 at 9:30 am, 12:00 noon.

George is excited about spending time with his new friend, Carl, who seems to know all kind of cool facts about trains and about… well lots of things! Then George learns that Carl has Asperger’s Syndrome – a form of autism that makes Carl see the world differently than most people. Can George and Carl remain good friends – and perhaps even learn from each other? Find out on Arthur, airing Monday, April 10 at 4:30 pm.

Another Autism Awareness episode of Arthur, Pets and Pests & Go Fly A Kite airs Tuesday, April 11 at 4:30 pm.

Carl has agreed to play the accordion for George’s puppet show. But his routines are getting in the way of rehearsals. Now George must decide: keep Carl and risk the show, or replace Carl and risk his friendship? George learns that, even though Carl has autism, he can still be relied upon to make a creative contribution. This Autism Awareness episode of Arthur begins Wednesday, April 12 at 4:30 pm.

Buddy has a feeling he’s going to be a star in class, until he meets Dennis Deinocheirus – a kid who knows even more dinosaur facts than he does! Can Buddy get over his disappointment that he’s not the smartest kid in class, and make friends with Dennis? it’s not always easy to make friends with someone you don’t understand, but if you take the time and make the effort, it might not be as hard as you think. The Autism Awareness episode of Dinosaur Train begins Thursday, April 13 at 10:00 am.

A special episode of Bionic Bunny is interrupted, and Arthur, Buster, and George try to remember what comes next. But Carl is the only one who can straighten out the story. Find out what happens on Arthur, which airs Thursday, April 13 at 4:30 pm.