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It's Autism Awareness Month and PBS Kids is doing its part by teaching children about autism.

On Monday, April 5, the show Arthur will address Asperger's Syndrome in an episode called "When Carl Met George."

According to PBS Kids press release, in the episode, "George is excited about spending time with his new friend, Carl, who loves to draw trains and knows all kinds of cool facts about them! George discovers that Carl has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism, and that Carl sees the world a bit differently than George and many kids. Despite their differences, George and Carl become great pals -- and learn a lot from each other.

The story is followed by a live-action segment featuring kids with Asperger's and autism. We meet Bess and Linnea at Lovelane, a nonprofit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding to kids with special needs, and then we follow Linnea to her neighborhood school and meet her teacher and classmates."

Will you watch with your child?