How Sesame Street Addresses Autism Through Julia, its First-Ever Autistic Muppet

Julia, a four-year-old muppet with autism, is helping children and society make big strides towards autism inclusion and acceptance.

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In this video from TV Guide’s “I See Myself on TV” series, Sesame Street’s executive producer discusses the development of the first autistic muppet, Julia, and the positive response that she and the show received from the autism community.

Note: This video is closed captioned for viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing. Click the “CC” button at the bottom right corner of the video to view captions.   

For Autism Awareness Month, Sesame Street introduced viewers to Julia’s family. To learn more, visit:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/allthemoms/2019/04/03/sesame-street-brings-life-julias-family-autism-awareness/3333561002/