Show#226 Talking About Disney Films Can Help Children with Autism

Monday night at 8pm, be sure to tune in for our newest episode of Hope Saves the Day on Autism Radio Tonight's Show is with Host Paul Cimins talks about how Disney Films can Help Children With Autism.

Disney’s effect on children isn’t that hard to miss.

Some will remember Owen Suskind, the young boy with autism who learned to speak and interact after watching Disney movies. His history with Disney, which was chronicled in a piece by his father for The New York Times, started when he heard characters speak in the movies. His father then took on the identity of the characters and spoke to Owen in their voices.

Owen talked back, something he hadn’t done in years, The Times reported.

“I’m an evil parrot talking to a Disney villain, and he’s talking back,” Ron wrote. “Then, I hear a laugh, a joyful little laugh that I have not heard in many years.”

Owen is just one example of how Disney has helped those with autism. With 1 in 50 children being diagnosed with autism, according to the CDC, and Disney movies being widely popular among kids, in what ways can those with autistic characteristics benefit from Disney, its characters and its entire brand.

Question of the week: As August approaches - many families are planning vacations. At autism radio - we would like to know what are the best family vacations that you would recommend to a family who has a child on the spectrum? What are the challenges? Do you bring your autistic child/ren along or do you leave them at home and just take your neurotypical child (if you have any)? This topic has come up a lot on f/b and I'd really like to discuss it on our show. Please call us TOLL FREE AT 1-877-HOPE-777 or write to us at Check Out Paul Cimins Interview with Margalit Francus about Traveling with his family.



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