Sesame Street' will have a new muppet joining the show this April. Her name is Julia, she has orange hair, a toy rabbit...and autism. Said 'Sesame Street' writer Christine Ferraro, "The big discussion right at the start was, 'How do we do this? How do we talk about autism? It's tricky because autism is not one thing, because it is different for every single person who has autism." In the debut episode with Julia, Big Bird tries to talk to her but Julia ignore hims. Confused, Big Bird thinks Julia doesn't like him. Later, when the children play tag, instead of rejecting Julia they create a new game in which they all jump around together. Julia's puppeteer, Stacey Gordon, happens to be the mother of an autistic son. She said the creation of an autistic muppet is "huge."