‘Sesame Street’ to introduce Julia, new muppet with autism

NEW YORK — For nearly 50 years, fans have grown to love Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Bert and Ernie on “Sesame Street.”

Now, the children’s television show will be adding a new character with autism on its show, the first muppet with a developmental disability.

The muppet, named Julia, was first announced on CBS’ “60 Minutes” Sunday night. Julia, who has yellow skin, orange hair and holds a toy rabbit, will make her debut on the show in April.

In a few weeks, a new Muppet will...

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