Her name is Julia. She doesn’t speak much. She has meltdowns. She flaps her arms when she’s happy. And, she has friends who care on Sesame Street. She has Autism.
The latest Muppet to be featured on the long running educational PBS show is helping teach kids today that those with Autism simply need a little time and understanding to be accepted.
With the number of kids being diagnosed with Autism rising, understanding & tolerance are something we all need to be better at. Sesame Street gives kids and parents a great start to that understanding.
60 Minutes recently showcased the Sesame Street initiative and the story behind Julia is amazing and you can experience it below.