Documentary on how Disney animation helped an autistic boy
'Life, Animated' is a documentary that narrates how Owen Suskind, a person with autism, learnt to communicate with the world. Owen went into regressive autism at the age of 3.
For years his only interest was Disney animated films. His father discovered how to reach out to his son when he began to mimic Disney characters. Soon the family began communicating with Owen through Disney dialogue. Called affinity therapy, their success offers hope for other families with autistic children.
Affinity therapy means taking one area of interest and using it to connect to a person with autism. As Owen says, “My family keeps me entertained and helps me find a place in the world.”
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