Sing along with Elmo and friends as you build your child’s confidence!
Differences make life interesting! Help kids grow a bigger circle of friends throughout their lives.
Find resources, activities, and videos to help build healthy friendships
Jump Up for Friendship
A printable coloring page celebrating Julia and Samuel’s friendship with new friend, Wes.
A video about making friends, when autism is part of the picture.
Bert & Ernie: Same & Different
Appreciating what makes us different helps us grow, and that’s what friends are for!
Bert & Ernie: Two Best Buddies
Teach children to embrace differences with this interactive storybook.
Helping Kids Reach Out
Act out ways to make new friends.
Care & Share
Strengthen the bond between siblings.
We Are All Different; We Are All the Same
Teach your children to celebrate similarities and differences.
Showing We Care
Explore ways to show gratitude and appreciation toward loved ones.
We’re Alike and We’re Different
Embrace similarities and differences with this activity.
Discover more resources for parents, caregivers, and providers.
What Is Empathy?
Mark Ruffalo and Murray talk about what the word “Empathy” means.
How to Make Friends
Autistic children can face unique challenges making new friends. Here are some resources that can help.
So much brain development happens in the earliest years of life, and little ones thrive when they have lots of nurturing interactions with caring adults.