The has to be one of the best things Sesame Street has done in a long time. I have a friend, who has a child with Autism and we always wondered why there were no characters on Sesame Street with the same thing.
As I opened this story, it filled my heart. All children need to relate with something and all children need to know that they are normal. This is a fantastic addition to the Sesame Street Family.
In Julia’s first episode, she experiences a bit of a glitch while meeting Big Bird. When the two are introduced by pals Abby and Elmo, Julia is hesitant to shake Big Bird’s hand. He’s sad and worried that Julia doesn’t like him, but Elmo explains that Julia has autism so she “does things a little differently.”
With its 1st Julia ep, Sesame Street hopes to deliver a message of inclusion. Elmo: We really like Julia. She’s really special to us.” pic.twitter.com/UpgbMQr1pt
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) March 20, 2017