Sesame Street Unveils Character with Autism

MuppetWithAutism3Since 1970, Sesame Street has broken ground in so many ways  . . . teaching tolerance and acceptance in fun and various ways.  Children with special needs began to be featured after awhile, but usually those whose disabilities or differences were obvious to the viewer.  And that was good.  Now they’re planning to tackle a new frontier . . . what some call the “invisible” disability.  This newest Muppet will be Julia, a girl with Autism.

Sesame Workshop is uniquely positioned to play a meaningful role in increasing peoples’ understanding about autism,” said Sherrie Westin, executive vice president of global impact and philanthropy at Sesame Workshop. “This project is an extension of the belief we’ve  always promoted: ‘we are all different, but all the same.’”

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