Then & Now: Look Who Showed Up

April 17, 2017

WHAT HAPPENED: About a year ago, Xyza wrote an article about Julia, a new character who would be joining Elmo and his friends on Sesame Street. She
is curious, smart, and loves to play with friends, but what makes her different
is that she has autism. Sometimes Elmo has to use fewer words and say things a few times in order for Julia to understand. But she’s a great friend and Elmo wants others to know just how amazing Julia is.

NOW WHAT: Although Julia has already appeared in Sesame Street books and online videos, she made her official television debut on Sesame Street on April 10th. She hung out with Elmo, Abbey Cadabby, Big Bird, and many more Sesame Street friends. Julia will be showing the world what an amazing artist she is and how she loves to sing with her friends just like everyone else.

Interesting Fact: Autism is a disorder that affects 1 in 68 children in their ability to communicate with others and socialize.