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Sesame Street introduces character with autism

Reported and produced by Jaydie Allen

The classic children’s television show Sesame Street will introduce a new Muppet, Julia, on the air. Julia is Sesame Street’s first Autistic muppet. Her debut episode will deal with the struggles of autism including the difficulty of communicating with others. The character was so popular in Sesame Street’s storybooks that it was decided she’d be the new addition to the TV series.