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Sesame Street's first character with autism goes viral!

October 23, 2015

Sesame Street’s first character with autism, Julia, generated huge interest in our community. The story went viral when they first announced the muppet on Wednesday, October 21, where it reached more than 400 print/online outlets which mentioned Autism Speaks’ partnership with Sesame Workshop including the Los Angeles Times, NY Times and Newsweek. In addition the story was also included by..

Good Morning America

WCBS-TV

ABC News

FOX-5 NY

NPR’s “All Things Considered”

and FOX-5 DC!

You can read more about the story on our website here.

During Autism Awareness Month in April, 2014, Sesame Workshop teamed up with Autism Speaks for a PSA featuring co-Founders Bob and Suzanne Wright and Abby Cadabby - watch it below.