Sesame Street broke new ground a while back when they debuted a new digital character, Julia. She was the first Muppet with autism and the response to her character was so great, that the show's creators decided to go and make her a regular part of the cast.
The show's creators worked closely with child psychologists and autism organizations to ensure that the behaviors Julia exhibits are true to symptoms of the condition.
Like Julia focusing on her painting when Big Bird tried to introduce himself.
Julia the autistic Muppet makes her debut on Sesame street today and that's gotta be the coolest thing I've heard this year.— Stuccoman (@Stuccoman1) April 10, 2017
You can tell I'm on edge because I cried while watching Sesame Street videos earlier. Julia and Elmo are such sweet friends.— Addison T (@AddisonTrout) March 31, 2017
Just watched the "Meet Julia" episode of Sesame Street. As someone with Asperger's, the SS people did a really good job on the episode!— Nathan Young (@nvyoung) April 10, 2017
The episode's available to watch free online. What do you think of Julia's inclusion in the series?