Sesame Street is adding a new muppet to the mix and her name is Julia, the series’ first character with autism. The character was revealed on 60 Minutes, which featured a segment about Julia and her addition to the neighborhood.
Julia made her first appearance in October 2015 in an online Digital Storybook story called Sesame Street and Autism: See the amazing in all children. She is set to make her debut on the long-running children’s show in April, and will be introduced to Big Bird by friends Elmo and Abby Cadabby. 
“As the parent of a child with autism, I wished that it had come out years before, when my own child was at the Sesame Street age,” Stacey Gordon, the puppeteer who plays Julia, told 60 Minutes.
Christine Ferraro, a writer for Sesame Street added, “It’s tricky because autism is not one thing, because it is different for every single person who …