A New Sesame Street Character Named Julia Has Autism

And in this video, she and Elmo play peek-a-boo, and also educate kids on how to play side by side. In this scene being taped for airing next season, these Muppet chums have been challenged to spot objects shaped like squares or circles or triangles.

Rather than being treated like an outsider, Sesame Street will show Julia as part of the group.

The TV screenplay writer Christine Ferraro said that in her first episode, Julia will demonstrate some common characteristics associated with autism, such as ignoring the character Big Bird, an important character on the show when they're first introduced. The goal of the campaign is to reduce the stigma of autism.

Julia will have her small screen debut on Sesame Street in an episode called "Meet Julia", which will have a joint premiere on HBO and PBS Kids on April 10. Watch a clip of Julia above!

Jeanette Betancourt, senior vice president for USA social impact at parent company Sesame Workshop, has been helping plot the development of Julia for about three years. So the team collaborated with autism experts to select a series of traits that would best represent a child on the spectrum.

Julia is at the heart of this effort. Julia and Stacey Gordon, the puppeteer who plays the orange-haired character, were introduced to viewers during a 60 Minutes segment on Sunday, March 19.

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Julia isn't the first character on TV to highlight people on the spectrum. "I'm just hoping to bring her the heart". Her son has a form of autism.

Sesame Street has been on the air since 1969 and its most famous characters include Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Elmo and Cookie Monster.

Friendly neighbors are about to make a new friend. He thinks she doesn't like him. She said: "It's tricky because Autism is not one thing, because it is different for every single person has autism".

"Basically, in terms of vulnerable families, we're looking at families who may have particular stressors in their lives that are impacting their young children", Betancourt says, "whether it's economic or social emotional stresses or differences that they're handling at the time". But when a siren wails, she covers her ears and looks stricken. While they are playing, Julia often mimics Abby's words.

"I remember him having meltdowns and his classmates not understanding how to react". "When she gets upset, she flaps her hands, so she has two separate sets of arms", he said.

For many years, people with autism (or other similar cases) haven't been represented in mainstream television shows or movies in a positive light. His son, who has autism, watched the show as a child.

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