Sesame Street to introduce a Muppet with autism
Julia, a muppet with autism, will make her debut on Sesame Street in April.
She has previously appeared online in a Sesame Street digital storybook tale but this will be her first appearance on the show itself.
Julia will appear with Elmo and Abby and will meet Big Bird on the show.
The show will portray Julia as hesitant to shake Bird Bird’s hand and then explain why.
“It’s tricky, because autism is not one thing, because it is different for every single person who has autism,” writer Christine Ferraro said. “I would love her to be not Julia, the kid on Sesame Street who has autism. I would like her to be just Julia.”
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