Sesame Street recently introduced Julia, the show's first character with Autism. While Julia hasn't made her debut on Sesame Street's TV show yet, she has been featured in their We're Amazing, 1,2,3! Storybook as part of the See Amazing in All Children Campaign.
Check out NPR's article on Julia here. And follow the link above to launch Sesame Street's new storybook.
Hopefully Julia's introduction will have a powerful effect by helping children be more understanding of how kids with Autism are different. And through teaching us all that every child is amazing!