What’s Different About ‘Sesame Street’s’ New Muppet?

Mar 20, 2017  •  Post A Comment

“Sesame Street” is introducing a new cast member, and she’s different from past friends on the long-running children’s show because she has autism. The show released a series of videos over the weekend to introduce Julia.

In its text accompanying the video below, “Sesame Street” says: “Julia has autism. She also has a stuffed bunny named Fluffster! She and Elmo are different in some ways, but they have lots in common too. Elmo brings his doll David to play with Julia and Fluffster, and the four buddies play peek-a-boo.”

Here’s the clip …

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