Sesame St. Debuts First Autistic Character Julia!
Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children aims to reduce "the stigma of autism" with the introduction of the first autistic muppet Julia. The initiative includes a free app that uses storybooks, video and other visual media to assist autistic children and their families.
Looking to highlight commonalities among children instead of focusing on differences, the app and online videos explain what having autism is like from the perspective of a child with autism.
Sesame Street is expanding the initiative through social media using #SeeAmazing online to promote awareness.
Sesame Street Story Book This story stars Elmo, Abby, and their friend Julia, who has autism.