Sesame Street Introduces Julia: First Autistic Character

During a 60 Minutes special on Sunday all about Sesame Street, a new character has been introduced: Julia! She was originally introduced a few years ago as a digital character but will now be a regular on the show. The special thing about Julia is that she has autism. They explained that a big reason they wanted to bring Julia on the show is in an effort to help normalize interactions between children and show that they can be friends too. Julia will make sure official television debut in a few weeks. 

 

How Sesame Street created Julia, the new Muppet with autism. https://t.co/DIOmoOlmbo pic.twitter.com/HCgN0heeqm

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