Meet Julia, Sesame Street’s first autistic muppet!

Julia, a new autistic Muppet character featured in print and digital illustrations for the past year, will make her TV debut on the 47th Season of Sesame Street on April 10.

Julia has been brought to life on the set of Sesame Street in order to highlight the unique strengths and differences of autism, as well as to promote a better understanding of some of the challenges including difficulties with social interaction, repetitive behaviours, and speech and nonverbal communication.

To highlight World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, we thought we would share a few videos of Julia!

CBC News coverage of Julia. To read more