Thursday, October 22, 2015

"Sesame Street" Creates New Autistic Character Named Julia!

"Sesame Street" has launch an educational and awareness initiative about autism (you can check out the materials here). Part of that program is a new character named Julia, a "girl who has bright orange hair and big green eyes" and who is also diagnosed with autism.

When I originally read about Julia, I assumed that she would be appearing as a Muppet on the television program, but so far she seems limited to a book called "We're Amazing, 1, 2, 3!"

Julia displays some of the quirky characteristics often associated with autism. She lines up her toys in perfect order. Her social skills are a bit off. Her sensory experiences sometimes becoming overwhelming.

But she seems like a sweet little girl. Plus, Elmo ad Abby both like her, so how bad can she be??

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