It’s hard keep a straight face when you’re talking to a puppet, so 16-year-old Nelly is all giggles while building a hand puppet at Puppet Pie, a wondrous workshop operated by Stacey Gordon, who portrays Julia, a 4-year-old female Muppet with autism, on the children's television series Sesame Street.
Creating a puppet character checks a lot of boxes for Nelly – it’s creative, it’s crafty, it’s fanciful and it’s fun.
Nelly loves doing arts and crafts projects, listening to music, dancing and learning to ride a horse named Princess.
Now that she is a teen, Nelly likes being a contributor to the household.
Nelly would fit into almost any family – single parent, two parent, older siblings, younger siblings – as long as it is a house filled with patience and unconditional love.
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Editor's note: Mr. Williams was a family resource development specialist at
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