By Andrew Pillow
Autism tends to be very hard to teach children about. Particularly in a classroom setting. Sesame Street seeks to remedy this with a new addition to their cast. Sesame Street will soon welcome Julia to their television show. Julia has autism, and the creators of Sesame Street intend to discuss it on the show.
Julia has already been introduced to the print world of Sesame Street through the storybook We’re Amazing, 1,2,3!. She will make her television debut on April 10th.
The puppeteer of Julia, Stacey Gordon, actually has a son with high functioning autism which has made her very invested in the character.
“I want to do my best to bring Julia to the world in the best light possible.” Says Gordon.
Get a sneak preview of Julia’s debut below.