Today, April 10, Sesame Street welcomed Julia to the neighborhood. This new puppet is making history on the show as the first character with autism. Through Julia, producers hope to make individuals with autism feel like they have someone they can relate to and to make others more understanding and comfortable around those with autism.
A few weeks back, NBC Boston stopped by The Arc of Massachusetts offices to interview Maura Sullivan, our Director of Government Affairs and discuss the importance of introducing a character with autism. Take a look: