Sesame Street Celebrates Diversity and Inclusion with Julia

For nearly 50 years, subjects from race to disability to death, have been topics of conversation on Sesame Street. This past Monday, a loveable character named Julia, who just happens to have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), made her live action debut on Sesame Street. Julia offers younger audiences a better understanding of ASD. On the Sesame Street website, creators acknowledged there may be some differences between people with ASD and those without, going on to explain how including people of differing abilities makes the “world a richer and more interesting place.”

CDC supports inclusion and diversity from the workplace to the playground.

You can find out more about Sesame Street’s Julia at their website, by clicking here.

Fast facts on ASD:

  • In the U.S., 1 in 68 children is diagnosed with ASD.
  • Is 4.5 times more common among boys than girls
  • Diagnosis can sometimes be detected as early as 18 months or younger.

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