Life, Animated: Disability Inclusion Awareness Keynote Speaker Ron Suskind
March 12, 7pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and documentarian Ron Suskind will share his experiences documented in his best-selling book Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism.
The book and 2016 film of the same name document Suskind’s son Owen’s two-decade struggle with regressive autism, and the major breakthrough in communication he achieved through Affinity Therapy using popular Disney movies. Hailed by NPR as “a master storyteller,” adults and kids alike will connect with Suskind through his intellect and humor, as he shares unforgettable tales of power, perfidy, tragedy and triumph with astonishing insight and honesty.