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"Sesame Street" adds first character with autism

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"Sesame Street" is welcoming Julia to its family as part of a new program dedicated to spreading awareness about children with autism.

The program is called Sesame Street and Autism: See All in Amazing Children. It is available as an app and on desktop.

It has daily routine cards and resources on it to help families and friends who know children with autism.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder.

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