Julia from Sesame Street, the show’s first autistic Muppet character, is making occasional visits to Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
Fans from around the world have celebrated Julia from Sesame Street’s addition to the long-running show, and now there’s even more reason to smile — the first autistic Muppet character from the show is set to make occasional visits to Sesame Place, the series’ branded theme park in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
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At a recent Variety Day at Sesame Place, a walkaround giant-size Julia from Sesame Street was available for meet and greets, and to help guests have a better understanding of autism as well as for children with autism to see themselves reflected in a positive way. Three cheers for that, right?
Sesame Workshop debuted Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children in 2015 to help increase awareness and understanding of autism. Julia, introduced last year in digital form, now comes to life as a Muppet on a special Sesame Street episode. Other Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children resources include digital videos, books, and e-books, available in both English and Spanish. For more information, please visit sesamestreet.org/autism.
“We are honored to welcome Sesame Street’s newest friend, Julia, to our Variety Day this year,” said Bob Caruso, Sesame Place, Park President. “We admire Sesame Workshop’s dedication to spreading awareness about autism, and we’re excited to be a part of the initiative.”
While Julia isn’t currently a permanent character at Sesame Place, there are plans to bring her back more during the 2017 summer season at Sesame Place, and insiders say she will eventually become a permanent park character.
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