This Sunday’s New York Times Magazine published an except of Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism, by Ron Suskind, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist with the Wall Street Journal. And father of Owen, who at age 3 was diagnosed with regressive autism.
The excerpt is beautifully written and moving, and provides a candid, eloquent glimpse into the twenty-year struggle of one family to communicate — through Disney characters, movies, and their themes — with their son. Well worth the read, as are the on-line comments.
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