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Review: “Life, Animated” – Disney Animation as Real World Magic for Autism

by Christopher Glennonon July 1, 2016
Disney loves to promote the idea of “Disney magic,” often accompanying that phrase with smiling children faces, catchy music, and movie re-release after movie re-release. However, “Disney magic” isn’t necessarily just a marketing tool. The animation of Disney has created all kinds of hardcore fans, and in some instances, the love of these movies can […]
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NY Times Magazine on Autistic Child’s Therapy Through Disney Movies

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2014
An article in The New York Times Magazine chronicles author Ron Suskind’s experience in developing a therapy program for his autistic younger son using animated Disney films. Suskind’s son Owen suddenly stopped speaking just before age 3, leading to a diagnosis of regressive autism. One of Owen’s few activities was repeated viewings of Disney animated […]