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April is National Autism Awareness Month and PBS KIDS has new episodes featuring characters with autism. Find out more about helping children with autism get the most out of digital media. 


Helping Children With Autism 
Get the Most Out of Digital Media

ARTHUR
WHEN CARL MET GEORGE
FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 12 PM

George is excited about spending time with his new friend, Carl, who seems to understand all kinds of cool facts about trains and about ... well, lots of things! Then George learns 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?

 

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-KIDS 47.2 – Fri, 04/02/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Fri, 04/02/2021 @ 4:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Fri, 04/02/2021 @ 5:30 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Sun, 04/04/2021 @ 5:30 AM
Arthur Close Up

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How Hero Elementary Can Positively Impact Children's Perceptions of Autism

AJ Heros

HERO ELEMENTARY
AJ’s EXTRA SUPERPOWER 
FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 8 PM

When a little girl’s toys keep disappearing from her backyard, Sparks’ Crew discovers the culprit is a neighbor’s dog. How will they keep it out? AJ’s extra superpower (his autism) is the key.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-KIDS 47.2 – Fri, 04/02/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-KIDS 47.2 – Sat, 04/03/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-KIDS 47.2 – Sun, 04/04/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-KIDS 47.2 – Mon, 04/05/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-KIDS 47.2 – Tue, 04/20/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-KIDS 47.2 – Thu, 04/29/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Fri, 04/02/2021 @ 7 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 04/07/2021 @ 7 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Sun, 04/11/2021 @ 7 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Tue, 04/27/2021 @ 7 AM


Julia, Sesame Street’s Character with Autism, Helps Kids Learn About Acceptance

SESAME STREET 
SHAPE HUNT
THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 3 PM

Chris, Alan, Cookie Monster, Abby, Grover and Julia are doing a shape hunt, where they split into teams and try to find all the shapes on their lists. The two teams form (Chris, Cookie and Abby vs. Alan, Grover and Julia) and head off for the hunt.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-KIDS 47.2 – Thu, 04/08/2021 @ 3 PM
  • WTVP-KIDS 47.2 – Thu, 04/08/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-KIDS 47.2 – Fri, 04/09/2021 @ 3 PM
  • WTVP-KIDS 47.2 – Fri, 04/09/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-KIDS 47.2 – Sun, 04/11/2021 @ 3 PM
  • WTVP-KIDS 47.2 – Sun, 04/11/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-KIDS 47.2 – Tue, 04/13/2021 @ 3 PM
  • WTVP-KIDS 47.2 – Tue, 04/13/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Thu, 04/08/2021 @ 10 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Mon, 04/12/2021 @ 10 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 04/14/2021 @ 10 AM
various Sesame Street characters
2 dinosaurs

DINOSAUR TRAIN
JUNIOR CONDUCTORS ACADEMY
FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 10 AM

Dinosaur Train introduces Dennis, a special character for Autism Awareness Month. This initiative aims to improve early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities so children and families can get the services and support they need.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-KIDS 47.2 – Mon, 04/05/2021 @ 9:30 AM
  • WTVP-KIDS 47.2 – Fri, 04/16/2021 @ 9:30 AM
  • WTVP-KIDS 47.2 – Sun, 04/18/2021 @ 9:30 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Mon, 04/05/2021 @ 11 AM


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