As reported on People.com, Sesame Street Workshop’s Sesame Street and Autism: Seeing Amazing in All Children initiative just announced their new muppet character named Julia who also happens to be on the autism spectrum!
As an avid watcher of Sesame Street I’m interested to see what Julia’s new character brings to the show. If done effectively, being able to help promote autism awareness through this new character is going to help provide an amazing education to our kids!
— People magazine (@people) October 21, 2015
Dr. Jeanette Betancourt writes, “We are trying to spread the story about the theory behind this whole thing – love and acceptance. Everyone is touched by autism, and by creating Julia, Sesame is bringing children together.”
You can learn more about Sesame Street Workshop at People.com here.
P.S: Check out this video Sesame Street did to help promote how amazing our community is.