Sesame Street always finds an amazing way to bring important issues to the show. They introduced Julia, the first muppet on with autism.
Julia has been in the show's online content since October 2015 but now she's joining the gang on TV!
If you're lucky enough to know a family who has a child on the Autism spectrum, you'll understand how HUGE this is. Kids with autism are misunderstood by most of society, so Julia is here to teach you what this developmental disorder is all about.
Sesame Street teamed up with autism organizations, educators and families to develop the character over five years. They meticulously planned every detail down to make sure they were sensitive to the stereotype and explain it to preschoolers.
This whole thing melts my heart.