How Pop Culture Is Helping Destigmatize Autism
Some big names are raising awareness about autism, and that's helping the disorder shed the stigma.By Lexie Hammesfahr | October 26, 2015
Between #squadgoals, TV reboots and on-fleek eyebrows, there has been a mix of on-point and outlandish pop culture trends in the past few years. But here's one we have absolutely zero complaints about: incorporating characters with autism into TV series.
"Sesame Street" has continued to reinvent its relevancy by introducing a new video series that aims to "normalize" autism.
Even though autism has become a prevalent disorder in our society, children with autism are five times more likely to be bullied than their neurotypical peers.