There has been a new addition on the block for Sesame Street, but there’s something different with this new character Julia — likes the others she’s a cute 4-year old and most importantly with autism.
“There’s so many people that have given her what she is. I’m just hoping to bring her the heart,” Stacy Gordon, the puppeteer playing Julia, told the NPR.
This new character is bound to she some light on the quite widely affective phenomenon, and to raise global awareness starting from a young age. Sesame Street has always been one that stood up to facing global issues such as HIV, bullying, divorce, cultural differences just to name a few.
Julia is set to appear in two episodes of Sesame Street’s current season — making her TV debut on April 10.