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Emily Kingsley

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Name  Emily Kingsley
Books  Great Cookie Thief
Children  Jason Kingsley

Movies  Elmo The Musical
Role  Writer
Shows  Sesame Street
Emily Kingsley httpslh3googleusercontentcom0IhILEqwSETYG
Awards  Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing In A Children's or Pre-School Children's Series
Similar People  Tony Geiss, Jeff Moss, Norman Stiles, Judy Freudberg, Luis Santeiro

Welcome to holland by emily kingsley narrated by alesha rosen

Emily Perl Kingsley is an American writer who joined the Sesame Street team in 1970 and has been writing for the show ever since.


Emily Kingsley Sesame Street Writer Emily Kingsley Has Seen It All from A to Z

Her son Jason Kingsley was born with Down Syndrome in 1974. Her experiences with Jason inspired her to include people with disabilities into the Sesame Street cast, including an actress who uses a wheelchair, Tarah Schaeffer, and even Jason himself. Jason's story was the topic of an hour-long NBC television special in 1977, titled "This Is My Son", and with co-author Mitchell Levitz, Jason wrote the book "Count Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndrome".

In 1987 Kingsley wrote "Welcome to Holland", a widely published and translated piece which compares the experience of someone finding out their child has a disability to having a trip to Italy rerouted to Holland. The same year a made-for-television movie she wrote Kids Like These, premiered on CBS-TV. The film, about a middle-aged couple who have a son with Down Syndrome, won numerous awards.

Kingsley has written over 20 children's books and two Sesame Street home video releases (Elmo Learns to Share and Elmo Says BOO!). She writes for other companies as well, and recently contributed to two Disney Interactive CD-ROMS.

She has won 12 Daytime Emmys and 9 nominations through her work with Sesame Street, three EDIs and a Grand EDI from Easter Seals, and an award from the National Theatre of the Deaf.


  • Sesame Street: Writer (1970–present)
  • Elmo Learns to Share: Writer
  • Elmo Says Boo: Writer
  • Emily has won 17 Emmy Awards and 14 Emmy Award nominations for her work as a writer of Sesame Street.

    In October 2008 Emily will receive a special award from the U.S. Government Department of Health and Human Services in recognition of her groundbreaking work including individuals with disabilities on Sesame Street for 38 years.


    Emily Kingsley Wikipedia