Popular kids show Sesame Street has a character with autism
Popular kids TV show Sesame Street has a new member on their cast called Julia. She is a little, orange-haired girl with autism, and will be seen from April this year.
Julia’s character had been added to the digital and printed storybooks.
The aim of the character is to encourage other children about inclusion. It is important for kids to understand that everyone is different and that is acceptable.
The team of writers has worked with many autism organizations to frame Julia’s qualities.
The creators hope that introducing an autistic character on the show will make it easier for children to interact with those diagnosed with it in real life.