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Sesame Street to introduce new character with autism, in a move branded “huge” by puppeteer

OK! Frank Oz
Monday, 20 March 2017 ()

The much-loved children’s TV programme is set for a huge change as it introduces its first new character in a decade. For years children have enjoyed the company of puppets including Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Bert and Ernie. But now they will be joined by new girl in town, Julia. With her striking red hair and bright green eyes, Julia will no doubt become a memorable addition to the cast. Julia, who has autism, has joined the cast of Sesame Street [HO] However, perhaps ...
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Her name is Julia and she has autism.

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