April is Autism Awareness Month, and the folks over at “Sesame Street” are celebrating in a major way — by introducing the world to Julia’s family. Julia was the first-ever “Sesame Street” character with autism to be introduced to the show. She came to the Sesame Street App in 2015 and officially became a member of the TV show in April 2017.
But now, it’s time for “Sesame Street” fans to meet her family, including her older brother Sam, her mom, her dad and her dog, Rose. This is part of an initiative to let others know that not all families look the same, and that families dealing with autism have their own special set of problems to deal with, but also have their own special bond.
“We know families that have children on the spectrum, they face unique challenges. But more importantly, there’s so much they share,” Sesame Workshop’s senior vice president for U.S. social impact, Jeanette Betancourt, told “Good Morning America.”
Say hello to Julia’s family and see what a busy morning looks like for them in this video from the “Sesame Street” YouTube channel: