Sesame Workshop is taking a step toward wiping away the stigma associated with autism.
A new character, Julia, has been introduced as a part of Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children. Julia will live digitally on an app that helps parents and children with autism communicate through story cards.
The movement to bring Julia to life has taken three years, and includes other pieces to the campaign like "The Amazing Song."
"Our goal is to bring forth what all children share in common, not their differences. Children with autism share in the joy of playing and loving and being friends and being part of a group," Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, the senior vice president of community and family engagement at Sesame Workshop, told People magazine.