[Video] Sesame Street Is Introducing Autistic Muppet, Julia

A new Muppet has moved to Sesame Street! Her name is Julia and she has autism. Julia was first featured in a digital storybook in 2015. The show’s Producers say she is meant to expose the show’s young viewers to children with autistic traits, and to show acceptance. They say they conducted a lot of research, including consultations with educators, child psychologists and autism organizations to understand how best to normalize autism for non-autistic children. (It just so happens that Julia’s puppeteer, Stacey Gordon, also happens to be the mother of an autistic son.)

 

 

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