Meet Julia, Sesame’s Street first character to have autism…
Sesame launched ‘Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing In All Children’ project, and as part of that project Julia was created.
The project features storybooks, online videos and a downloadable free app. It helps families with autistic young children.
Senior vice president of U.S. social impact Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, who helped to create See Amazing, told People Magazine:
When we explain from a child’s point of view that there are certain behaviours…to express excitement or unhappiness, it helps younger children to understand how to interact with their autistic peers. It makes children more and therefore more inclusive.