Sesame Street Introduces Viewers to Julia's Family as Part of Its Autism Initiative

Sesame Street is expanding the storyline of resident muppet Julia, who is on the autism spectrum, as part of Autism Acceptance Month this April. As part of the initiative, viewers will get to meet her family — including her parents, big brother and dog — for the first time.

In 2015, Sesame Workshop launched “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children,” an online initiative introducing Julia as a digital character in a storybook called “We’re Amazing, 1,2,3.” Sesame Workshop spent five years on the initiative, consulting with 250 organizations and experts within the autism community. Julia made her on-air debut in April 2017 and has since been a regular character on the show.

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