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‘Sesame Street’ introduces Julia, a Muppet with autism, to regular cast

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A couple of years ago, Sesame Street took a major step toward reaching out to even more children by introducing a character named Julia, a Muppet meant to represent an autistic child. But the use of Julia was limited to a digital character. 

That all ends now, as Julia is about to become a regular member of the Sesame Street cast. 

The new Muppet was shown off on Sunday on 60 Minutes. Reporter Leslie Stahl was introduced to Julia on set by one of the most popular Muppets, Elmo. “We really like Julia,” he said. “She’s really special to us.” Read more…

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