An exciting new character is set to join the world of "Sesame Street."
In an exclusive announcement on People.com on Wednesday morning, Sesame Workshop introduced Julia, a muppet with autism, as part of a new initiative called "Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children." According to its website, the "nationwide initiative" is geared toward families and communities with children between 2 and 5.
"Developed with input from parents, people who serve the autism community, and people with autism, "See Amazing in All Children" offers families ways to overcome common challenges and simplify everyday activities," the website's description states. "At the same time, the project fosters an affirming narrative around autism for all families and kids."