Meet Julia, the "Sesame Street" Puppet With Autism! by Renee

7 years ago

After more than a decade, "Sesame Street" is welcoming a new puppet to the neighborhood! Julia, a puppet with autism, is a 4-year-old who loves to sing and paint. Julia does not like loud noises, usually repeats what others say, and flaps her hands when she is upset. "Sesame Street" wants to demonstrate characteristics of autism positively and to disprove misconceptions surrounding the disorder.

According to the National Autism Association, autism affects one in 68 children. No two cases of autism look the same, but it usually affects communication and social interactions. "Sesame Street" hopes that Julia will promote compassion and inclusion with young children and continue to show that all kids are amazing!

Be sure to tune in for Julia’s debut on April 10! You can learn more about Julia via NPR here! The video is longer than 30 seconds, but we thought you might like to meet Julia! You can watch Julia's TV debut here!

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Ann Marie Patitucci
Anyone who knows me well knows that I LOVE Sesame St. (and Sesame Place), so I especially love this news and your tip, Renee Herren ! Thank you for sharing this awesome news!
Elisa Schmitz
Yay! I love the fact that Sesame Street is once again leading the way in educating kids (and families) through inspiring entertainment. Thank you for sharing, Renee Herren ! (Love the video, so sweet!) Donna John Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Jamie Martin
As a parent of a child with Autism, I am very pleased with this educational effort! I just saw a fabulous video on Facebook today that is intended to educate kids about what Autism is.
Katie Sloan
I just love this!! Sesame Street is wonderful!

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