Sesame Street Character With Autism: Meet Julia

If you or your kids watch Sesame Street next month, they'll meet a new character named Julia. 

She's going to be the first puppet on the show that has Autism. Since there's so many different characteristics of people who have Autism, the writers wanted to highlight just certain aspects of it to help kids understand what it is.

Stacey Gordon, a Sesame Street puppeteer says she has been preparing for this role her whole life, as she has a child with high functioning autism.

Take a look at let us know what you think about this new character.

 
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