A muppet with autism joins the Sesame Street cast


by Jack Thomson

ELMO, Big Bird and Cookie Monster will have a new friend as Sesame Street welcomes a character with autism for the first time.

The children’s TV show introduces Julia and her toy rabbit to the cast in a move to encourage parents to talk about autism with their kids.

The little girl with fiery hair and curious green eyes will make her debut in April.

This is not the first time Sesame Street has tackled social issues through their characters, having previously raised topics such as bullying and prejudice.



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