Sesame Street welcomes Julia to the show — A muppet with autism

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March 20, 2017 | by: aaronarmstrong

Sesame Street is set to introduce a new muppet character to the show next month, and your kids will fall in love with her!

This new Muppet character is Julia — they describe her as “smiley, curious, & loves to play. And she has autism.”

The creators say they “wanted to promote a better understanding and reduce the stigma often found around these children.”

We’ve heard of Julia’s character before — almost 2 years ago, I remember talking about her being introduced into children’s books — but not the show.

It was only a matter of time!

She’s introduced as “a really good singer and can remember all the words to lots of songs!”

Julia’s debut on Sesame Street is April 10!

More details here: http://autism.sesamestreet.org/

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