Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism

Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism

by Ron Suskind
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Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic true story of two parents struggling to find a way to communicate with their son, who had a sudden onset of autism. Through disney movie quotes they are able to do this. These are real people - not characters - sharing their 20 year journey. It is beautiful and very moving, and gives a glimpse of the heartache, frustrations, difficulties, trimphs, and true unconditional, bottomless love of caring for an autistic or special needs family member.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this unique account of a family's milestones with a child with ASD. As a professional that interacts with this population daily, this book provided a window into the social issues within the immediate family structure that punctuate this diagnosis with the relevance of social difference and simultaneous acute high intelligence while reinforcing the social importance of individuals with this diagnosis. The implication of the author that this population's positive contribution to and ability to communicate with others has been overlooked because it is well camoflauged, is direct, rational and justified with personal accounts backed by their therapist's research. I especially enjoyed being taken on the journey of discovery as this family searches for new methods for connecting with their son as they learn more about his diagnosis.
Kant_read_enough_Liz More than 1 year ago
This book takes you through one family's struggle to reach their son, Owen, who has disappeared after autism appears. This books is hauntingly familiar to my Grandson's story and I am sure many other families will be able to relate to this family as they search to find Owen and bring him back from the darkness of autism. My family has been very fortunate with my Grandson and early intervention has been a saving grace to us along with the many dedicated professionals, similar to the many in this book. Autism is a very broad range diagnosis and covers many symptoms along with varying degrees of challenges. This story of how one family faces those challenges and brings Owen back to us all is just one of the many heroic stories that could be told by many families world wide. If you deal with autism read this you will know your struggles are not just yours!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was an ok book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the book it was very interesting!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It drives me insane when they don't tell you ANYTHING about the characters or the plot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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