By creating Julia, Sesame is bringing children together.”
The super cute Muppet with red hair and green eyes is named Julia. Julia will join Elmo and Abby as part of a digital initiative called Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children, aimed at children between two and five years of age.
Sesame released a statement yesterday addressing the inequalities and difficulties faced by children with autism on a daily basis. “A recent study reveals that children with autism are five times more likely to be bullied than their peers—treatment no child should endure,” an upsetting statistic considering autism affects 115,400 Australians, the greatest proportion aged between five and nine years.