Eric Neyer, 4, was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at 17 months. His mother Ava Neyer says she is looking forward to the new autistic Muppet character on “Sesame Street” and how it will help children learn about the disorder.
Eric Neyer, 4, was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at 17 months. His mother Ava Neyer says she is looking forward to the new autistic Muppet character on “Sesame Street” and how it will help children learn about the disorder. Jose Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com
Eric Neyer, 4, was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at 17 months. His mother Ava Neyer says she is looking forward to the new autistic Muppet character on “Sesame Street” and how it will help children learn about the disorder. Jose Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com

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March 29, 2017 04:00 AM

UPDATED March 29, 2017 10:55 AM

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