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Day 6 encore: How Disney films changed the life of an autistic boy

Ron Suskind is a Pulitzer prize winning journalist whose son Owen, was diagnosed with regressive autism at age three. In the years that followed Ron and his wife, Cornelia, learned that the only way they could communicate with Owen was by using song lyrics and dialogue from Disney movies. Earlier this year Ron and Cornelia joined Brent to talk about...
Ron Suskind is a Pulitzer prize winning journalist whose son Owen, was diagnosed with regressive autism at age three. In the years that followed Ron and his wife, Cornelia, learned that the only way they could communicate with Owen was by using song lyrics and dialogue from Disney movies. Earlier this year Ron and Cornelia joined Brent to talk about their family's journey and Ron's book, Life, Animated: A story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism. This interview originally ran in April 2014.

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