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Autistic 'Sesame Street' Muppet Julia aims to bring understanding to kids, adults

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Julia is described by the Sesame Workshop as "a preschool girl with autism who does things a little differently when playing with her friends." Sesame Workshop

"Sesame Street" made headlines this week by announcing a new character named Julia. She has orange hair, green eyes, she's in preschool and she's autistic.

Jeanette Betancourt, senior vice president of U.S. Social Impact for Sesame Workshop, designed the See Amazing in all Children digital initiative that Julia is part of. Betancourt joined the show to tell more about Julia and the new campaign.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuV8AddbXIs

 

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