Sesame Street's new Muppet with autism is part of the show's bigger, empathic agenda - The Verge

Since Sesame Street launched in 1969, it's been steadily expanding its educational agenda. The earliest episodes were simple, with a focus on helping young viewers get an early start on learning letters, numbers, shapes, and basic vocabulary words.and more »

Sesame Street's New Muppet Has Autism, and 3 Other Times the Show Taught Kids about Diversity - TIME

Sesame Street's newest muppet Julia, a 4-year-old girl with autism, will appear in an episode of the show for the first time next month, becoming the latest character to teach young viewers about diversity. The addition of Julia is, in part, an effort ...and more »

A Muppet with autism to be welcomed soon on 'Sesame Street' -

NEW YORK (AP) — Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet youngster with blazing red hair, bright green eyes — and autism. Rather than being treated like an outsider, which too often ...and more »

Sesame Street's newest Muppet is teaching kids how to understand autism - Vox

Sesame Street is about to introduce the first permanent addition to its Muppet family since 2010: a shy 4-year-old with autism named Julia. She'll be appearing in two episodes this season on HBO and PBS beginning April 10, with more appearances to come.and more »

Could Trump's 2018 budget kill Sesame Street's beloved Big Bird? - USA TODAY

Is Big Bird on the chopping block? President Trump's proposed 2018 budget, released late last week, envisions zeroing out millions in federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the private non-profit that channels funding to ...and more »

Meet Julia: Sesame Street's First Muppet with Autism — and the Brilliant Puppeteer Behind the Character -

Sesame Street is debuting their newest friend — a red-headed, shy muppet named Julia. And she has autism. “She is going to be so powerful on two fronts,” Sherrie Westin, executive vice president of Global Impact and Philanthropy at Sesame Workshop, ...and more »

Sesame Street to Feature Character With Autism Spectrum Disorder - U.S. News & World Report

Julia, a new autistic Muppet character, will debut on both PBS and HBO next month. (Zach Hyman/Sesame Workshop via AP). Come April 10, "Sesame Street" will welcome a new Muppet to the neighborhood who will likely mean a great deal to the one in 68 ...and more »

Meet Julia, a Muppet with autism — and the newest character on 'Sesame Street' - Washington Post

In a coming episode of “Sesame Street,” a new character will make her television debut. Her name is Julia — and like so many other Muppets, she's “smiley, curious and loves to play.” Julia also has autism, which means she does some things a little ...and more »

The woman behind Sesame's first autistic Muppet shares why Julia is so important - Mashable

It was a Thursday evening, and puppeteer Stacey Gordon was hard at work in her Phoenix, Arizona studio when she received the call of a lifetime. Matt Vogel, Sesame Street's Muppet Captain and Big Bird understudy, called to let Gordon know that the show ...and more »

'Sesame Street' Aims to Normalize Autism with a Lovable New Muppet Named Julia - Babble (blog)

They covered death when Mr. Hooper died. They introduced divorce when Abby talked about her parents living in different houses. They addressed prejudice when Gulliver wouldn't play with Snuffy because he was raised to believe that “birds only play with ...and more »