Sesame Street introducing a muppet character with autism

Zamira Rahim, Time Updated: March 20, 2017 at 11:15 am • Published: March 20, 2017 0
photo - Meet Julia! “Sesame Street’s” newest Muppet
(Courtesy CBS News)
Meet Julia! “Sesame Street’s” newest Muppet (Courtesy CBS News)

Sesame Street will introduce Julia, a muppet character who has autism, onscreen in April.

Julia has already been featured in Sesame Street's world, after appearing online in a Digital Storybook tale, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Over the weekend, CBS' 60 Minutes revealed that the character would be appearing on the television show itself.

Julia will appear alongside characters Elmo and Abby and will meet Big Bird. The show will portray Julia as hesitant to shake Big Bird's hand and explain why.

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