Thursday, June 29

Sesame Street Debuts Character with Autism

Posted: 03/29/17 11:05

CBS's "60 Minutes" introduced a new "Sesame Street" Muppet named Julia, who will debut on the children's educational show next month. Christine Ferraro, a "Sesame Street" writer for more than two decades, told "60 Minutes" reporter Lesley Stahl that Julia is meant to expose the show's young viewers to children with autistic traits. "It's tricky because autism is not one thing, because it is different for every single person who has autism. There is an expression that goes, 'If you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism,' " Ferraro said. Read More