On Wednesday, November 16, The Arc of Massachusetts will be hosting our 2016 Gala: Passion As Pathway… We are very excited to be honoring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author Ron Suskind. Ron’s most recent book Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism is the basis of the award-wining documentary Life, Animated. It is the inspirational story of Ron’s son, Owen, a young man with autism. He was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films.
Ron recently noted that “On the movie screen 40 feet tall, Owen sometimes seems one in a million; in fact what we’ll find a few years from now he’s one of a million. There are folks with ASD with many capacities that will startle us with their power.”
Join us at the Gala and hear more insights into how Owen transformed his passion for Disney into a pathway.
“Passion as Pathway™” used with permission by The Affinity Project, Inc. Image courtesy of Life Animated Doc LLC, used with permission.