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Sesame Street introduces character with autism, Julia

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On Sunday viewers got to meet her during a “60 Minutes” segment. “I think the big discussion right at the start was, ‘How do we do this? How do we talk about autism?,'” one of the show’s writers, Christine Ferraro, told “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl.

 

Joan Ganz Cooney , one of the founders of the Children’s Television Workshop which developed “Sesame Street,” said it has also not been afraid to deal with real life issues including the death of a beloved character, Mr. Hooper in 1983. “Sesame Street had always dealt with the real,” she said. ” And it was real, and so we decided not to just replace him and call the man Mr. Hooper and hope they didn’t notice.” 

 

Julia’s debut episode will deal with what autism can look like. The brain disorder can make it difficult for sufferers to communicate with and relate to others.

 

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Wasn't Ernie enough. :celestial5:

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Is that Brinty talking?

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I used to think that Asian guy was sooo hot as a kid 

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Woke icon Big Bird's inclusion instinct strikes again. :clap3: When will our faves?

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Woke Street :clap3: Inclusivity always wins.

 

Still waiting on the reveal that Bert and Ernie are a gay couple though!

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Fly Julia :gaycat3:

 

 

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