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Sesame Place Philadelphia celebrates Autism Acceptance Month


Sesame Place Philadelphia, the first theme park in the world designated as a Certified Autism Center, is celebrating Autism Acceptance Month throughout April and May with limited-time giveaways and an exclusive in-park event dedicated to autistic children and their families.

Throughout the month of April, guests can visit the Welcome Center to receive a free Sesame Street storybook dedicated to showing that all children – autistic and neurotypical alike – are amazing in their own ways. The titles include “Family Forever: A Julia Storybook,” Circle of Friends: A Julia Storybook,” “A Little Bit Different, A Little Bit the Same,” and “We’re Amazing: 1, 2, 3!” Storybooks will be available on operating days through Sunday, April 30, or while supplies last.

In addition, Julia will be available for meet and greets throughout April. Julia is a 4-year-old autistic Muppet from Sesame Street and the face of Sesame Workshop’s Sesame Street and Autism: Seeing Amazing in All Children initiative. As part of the initiative, new resources were released that center around belonging and artistic expression, including two new videos featuring Julia and her Sesame Street friends: “Princess Paint A Lot” and “Julia’s Needed,” a new storybook celebrating teamwork and belonging called Julia and the Super-Sunny Celebration,and three new printable pages to encourage children’s creativity by prompting them to create a self-portrait and inserting themselves into different scenes.

Following Autism Acceptance Month in April, Sesame Place, located in Langorne, will host its annual Variety Club event on Friday, May 12, in collaboration with Variety - The Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley. Sesame Place has partnered with Variety since 1987, providing children with autism and the differently abled a fun day at the park.

For the event, Sesame Place officials will have special accommodations for autistic children, including designated quiet areas, low sensory shows, and volume adjustments throughout the park to ensure every child has a memorable and enjoyable experience.

For admission, guests must register with Variety Club at