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Julia, a Muppet with autism, joins Sesame Street

Julia is already a staple in Sesame Street books, but she will make her TV debut on Sesame Street in a special episode titled "Meet Julia" airing on April 10 on PBS and HBO. This release goes hand-in-hand with the "Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children" campaign, which is focused on reducing the stigma of autism. Julia, who "does things a little differently," displays "different-but-fun" ways of doing things, which are embraced positively by her community. Sesame Street models the way both children and adults can look at autism from a strength-based perspective. To learn more, visit this link.

Julia, un Muppet con autismo, se une a Sesame Street
Julia ya es un personaje en los libros de Sesame Street, pero ahora hará su debut televisivo en un episodio especial de Sesame Street titulado "Conoce a Julia," que se emitirá el 10 de abril en PBS y HBO. Esta edición va de la mano con la campaña "Sesame Street y autismo: ver lo increíble en todos los niños", que se centra en reducir el estigmas del autismo. Julia muestra formas "diferentes-pero-divertidos" de hacer las cosas, que la comunidad acoge positivamente. Sesame Street es un modelo tanto para niños como adultos, para que puedan mirar al autismo desde una perspectiva basada en la fuerza positiva. To learn more, visit this link.

"Meet Julia, the newest friend on Sesame Street. Julia has autism. She’s also a really good singer and can remember all the words to lots of songs…like the favorite Sesame Street song, “Sunny Days”. Abby’s happy to join in!" - Sesame Street Channel.