Introducing Julia: The 4-Year-Old Muppet With Autism Making "Sesame Street" History

For the first time in at least a decade, "Sesame Street" has officially come out with another muppet, and she's making history.

Julia, the first-ever muppet with autism, is "a shy and winsome 4 year old, with striking red hair and green eyes [who] likes to paint and pick flowers," NPR reports.

On a mission to raise awareness about the commonality of autism (1 in 68 American children have autism, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control), "Sesame Street" has begun a campaign around...


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