Tue, Jul 15, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

How Disney Movies Helped An Autistic Child Cope

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Ron Suskind
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Ron Suskind

Journalist Ron Suskind's son Owen appeared to be developing normally until about age three when, he says, the child "started to vanish." He began to lose speech, had trouble sleeping and was crying uncontrollably. He was eventually diagnosed with "regressive autism." In his new book "Life, Animated," Suskind describes how the family was able to reach Owen through the boy's passion for Disney films.

Host: Michael Krasny


  • Ron Suskind, author of "Life, Animated" and former senior national affairs editor for the Wall Street Journal

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