In PBS’ new American Experience documentary, Ron helps tell the story of Disney – both the controversial man atop the empire and the movies that defined an American cultural century. Ron also sat on panels at the JFK Library and the WGBH Theater in association with the premier, where he described the profound effect Disney […]
It has been an action-packed year thus far for the entire Suskind family. On January 13th, Ron, Owen, and Cornelia were featured on the Meredith Vieira show. For those who missed it, you can watch it here. Then, on February 28th, in what host John Stewart called “one of the highlights of the show,” Owen Suskind […]
Strides in the right direction from the Massachusetts House of Representatives, as the state body voted unanimously to pass a bill enacting the ABLE (Achieving A Better Life Experience) provision. This legislation, which is modeled on a stalled federal bill, establishes tax-advantaged accounts for families to put aside money towards expenses like medical care, housing, education and […]
It’s been a wonderfully busy few days out in sunny San Diego, as Ron made appearances on several local news stations to discuss the book, Owen’s insights and successes, and the bright future of Affinity Therapy in helping all children with autism find their inner heroes. Click here to watch Ron’s interview with Fox5, here for his […]
Sari Aviv and Lesley Stahl of CBS Sunday Morning produced a truly spectacular segment on the Suskinds that aired on May 4th. From home video footage of Owen in his crib before autism struck, to Stahl visiting Disney Club and asking its members about the characters they most identify with, CBS meticulously traced the arc […]
On April 24th, Ron delivered a speech at NIH entitled “Autism’s Powerful Affinities: Prison or Pathway?” In his introduction, Tom Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, drew a link between Life, Animated’s focus on autism and Ron’s earlier work on ‘left-behind’ communities– a link people are increasingly making: Hope in the Unseen […]
Last week Ron, Cornelia, and Dr. Barry Gordon, professor of cognitive science at Johns Hopkins sat down to speak with Diane Rehm about Owen’s story. We’ve received a flurry of letters from people telling us how touched they were by the segment, which you can listen to here now!
NBC Nightly News produced a segment on the Suskinds, which included original interviews with Owen and Ron. Watch as they explain how the family went from “jucervose” to doing Disney voices.
M.R.I.s of an autistic child’s brain before and after pivotal response treatment at Yale. The New York Times reports that neuroscientists and autism researchers from Yale, MIT, and Cambridge University are launching a study inspired by Life, Animated. The researchers seek to probe and codify the “affinity therapy” Ron describes in the book, which he […]
Parade has published a short excerpt of Life, Animated– about Owen’s relationship with The Little Mermaid. Read it here!