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World, Meet Julia: Sesame Street Introduces New Character With Autism
Over the years, Sesame Street has been a pioneer in holding up a mirror to the lived experiences of children and giving them a friendly reflection of themselves and their environments. The very basis of the setting of Sesame Street was the idea that it should be a recognizable street scene for the urban children the show originally sought to reach. In the decades since, Sesame Street has evolved to include characters and situations that speak to children of all kinds.