Labcast 11 - 5/20/2014 - On Life, Animated: Autism, Affinities, & the Power of Story: Christine Baugh and Ron Suskind

Autism affects one in sixty-eight children. This is the story of the Suskind family. Owen, diagnosed with autism as a child, developed an affinity for Disney films. Through their scripts and characters he was able to reconnect with language and expression, his family, and his environments. In this exclusive podcast for the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Owen’s father Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind speaks candidly with Lab Fellow Christine Baugh about his newest and most personal book, Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism. This is a memoir of family, love, and constancy, and a book that has begun to change the direction of autism research as we know it. (For more information, visit