Sesame Street, the beloved children’s show for over 50 years, is introducing its first character with a developmental disability. The character’s name is Julia who has autism. The show aims to portray the day to day reality of having autism and how friends and family can better understand autistic children. Julia has been a part of the “Sesame Street” family via its storybooks and was so popular that the decision was made to add the character to the TV series.
Check out the following 60 Minutes segment where they visit the “Sesame Street” set for the debut of Julia.