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Julia, a Muppet with autism, is the new kid on Sesame Street

By Xinhua-Ap ( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-03-21 07:27:35

NEW YORK - 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 is the plight of kids on the spectrum, Julia is one of the gang.

Look: On this friendliest of streets (actually Studio J at New York's Kaufman Astoria Studios, where Sesame Street lives) Julia is about to play a game with Oscar, Abby and Grover. In this scene being taped for airing next season, these Muppet chums have been challenged to spot objects shaped like squares or circles or triangles.

Julia, a Muppet with autism, is the new kid on Sesame Street

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