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Sesame Street and Autism

One in 68 American children is diagnosed with autism, and nearly every family is affected in some way. Sesame Street helps children and families with the everyday challenges autism can present—through engaging, fun, (and free!) videos, books, and digital content in both English and Spanish. And we reach out to the public at large, promoting acceptance and understanding around autism spectrum disorder. Your gift to the Yellow Feather Fund enables us to research, create, and distribute materials used by educators, families, and service providers nationwide—and helps us spread the message that every child is unique, and every child is amazing.

Visit autism.sesamestreet.org

Military Families

Military families experience unique challenges like deployments, homecomings, relocations, and sometimes grief. For more than 12 years, Sesame Street has helped children and their families build resilience in times of separation and change. Working with military and child development advisors, we create books, videos, digital toolkits, and other free resources featuring the lovable Elmo and friends. When you give to the Yellow Feather Fund, you help us build a virtual support network for the 700,000 young children with a parent in the service, and help them develop success strategies for facing military milestones.

Visit sesamestreetformilitaryfamilies.org

Sesame Street and Refugees

12 million children under the age of eight have had to leave their homes due to the Syrian conflict, and many have no access to the quality education that can set them on the path to a brighter future. We’re working with the International Rescue Committee to bring critical early education directly to young refugee children in the Syrian response region—and providing success strategies for their parents as well. Just as importantly, our loveable Muppets add invaluable joy. Your donation to the Yellow Feather Fund helps us bring laughter, learning, and hope to the children who need it most.

Raya Washes Up

Raya is a very special Muppet who brings lifesaving lessons about clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to children in Nigeria, Bangladesh, India, and Zambia. Teaching simple behaviors, like hand-washing and wearing shoes to the latrine, can prevent illnesses that keep children from attending school and, worse, threaten millions of young lives. Research shows that kids often become the catalysts for their families and entire communities to take these lessons to heart—your contribution to the Yellow Feather Fund means Raya can reach and teach more children, and change more lives, than ever before.