A Boy's Love Of Disney Was The Key To New Autism Therapy
A magical moment between a father and his 6-year-old son inspired a new autism approach called affinity therapy.By Calvin Stovall | March 29, 2016
In the documentary "Life, Animated," Ron Suskind remembers every detail of the first conversation he ever had with his son.
"I see Owen on the bed, flipping through a Disney book," he says. "I see Iago, the puppet. ... I grab the puppet; I pull it up to my elbow. ... And Owen turns to the puppet. ... and I say to him, 'Owen, Owen, how does it feel to be you?'"
"Not good because I don't have any friends," Owen Suskind replied at the time.