We all grew up with "Sesame Street;" with the lovable, furry monsters and songs about cookies, it was a childhood dream come true. Now, "Sesame Street" is getting even better with the introduction of their first character with autism.
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Meet Julia, the latest and greatest addition to the "Sesame Street" family with bright orange hair, green eyes, and a cheerful disposition.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 21, 2015
The happy little girl plays an essential role in Sesame Street and Autism: See All in Amazing Children, an initiative launched Wednesday to promote autism awareness nationwide.
Julia is especially important as the prevalence of autism in our society is so common. According to the CDC, one in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Follow #SeeAmazing to see the positive message Julia and "Sesame Street" are already bringing to the Twitter community and all the love being shared.
— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) October 21, 2015
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