Wednesday, March 22, 2017
This is Julia...she is a muppet with Autism. Isn't she cute? The bunny in her hand reminds me of my sweet spectrum boy. He loves a nice soft toy he can hold in his hand. Julia's puppeteer is the mom of an autistic son so she is very familiar with the spectrum. Julia will display many autistic traits, such as "stimming", fear of loud noises and verbal issues. Of course as all of acquainted with autism know, each autistic child is different.
I am glad to see Julia come to Sesame Street. Will Baylor identify with Julia? Probably not but Margaret and Elliott will "get" her right away! Julia will help others learn to understand a childhood disability that is not uncommon in this day and age. And yes, I will be watching Sesame Street because I want to meet Julia myself!