Autistic Muppet Joins ‘Sesame Street’ Cast

It’s a good thing this show moved to HBO, because Trump is about to grind up PBS and make bullet casings out of it.

For the first time in a decade, Sesame Street is introducing a new Muppet on air. She is a shy and artistic four-year-old named Julia. Show creators are hoping that she provides a positive example for kids with autism, as well as shows non-autistic kids how to be inclusive and accepting.

Veteran puppeteer Stacy Gordon, who is voicing Julia, told NPR:

“There’s so many people that have given her what she is. I’m just hoping to bring her the heart.”

Her son is on the spectrum, and she hopes that Julia is an invaluable resource.

“Man, I really wish that kids in my son’s class had grown up with a Sesame Street that had modeling of the behavior of inclusion of characters with autism.”

Julia has been in development for three years, and will have her TV premiere on April 10th.

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