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‘Sesame Street’ Introduces A New Muppet Character With Autism

A new character is coming to Sesame Street and her name is Julia. Julia has big eyes and red hair and a big, friendly smile. And Julia has autism.

Julia will be the star of her own “digital storybook” called “We’re Amazing, 1,2,3.”

“For over a year now, Sesame Street has been working with organizations such as Autism Speaks and Autism Self Advocacy to help reduce the stigma associated with autism spectrum disorder. As part of the campaign “See Amazing in All Children,” the adorable muppet Abby Cadabby explains in one YouTube video, “Lots of kids have autism and that just means their brains work a little differently.”

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