10/21 - The Latest in Autism News

Sesame Workshop has announced a major initiative to help de-stigmatize autism, which affects one in 68 children in America, and is introducing a new character to give those children a voice.

The long-running nonprofit educational organization stated in a press release that the latest addition to the Sesame Street cast will be Julia, a preschool girl with autism who "does things a little differently when playing with her friends, the loveable Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Grover." She debuts in a new online storybook called "We're Amazing, 1, 2, 3!"

10/21, ABC News