#Hashtag: Sesame Street introduces Julia, a child with autism


Sesame Street announced a new character, Julia, who has autism. Together Sesame Street and Autism Speaks and Autism Self Advocacy to remove the stereotype around children on the autism spectrum disorder.

Tweeters said they love the idea of a new character to celebrate children with autism.

Not everyone was thrilled to find out about the partnership between Autism Speaks and Sesame Street. Boycotters of Autism Speaks cite data reports that only 4% of donations to the organization help families with children of autism.

My name is Jamie Teixeira and I am a senior English and journalism with a minor in Leadership. I am the president of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, a tutor at the K-State Writing Center,and a member of the K-State Tap Dance Ensemble. My future plans are to become an editor or publisher of children's literature. Outside of school I love to read and cuddle with my kitten, Bert.