Published: Sept. 12, 2018

Ron Suskind to speak at Wharton Center

Contact(s): Bob Hoffman Wharton Center office: (517) 884-3115

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Ron Suskind will speak at the Wharton Center as part of the World View Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 in the Cobb Great Hall.

Suskind’s book, “Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism,” examines his family’s 20 year adventure with their son, Owen. Having lost his speech at age 3, Owen used animated Disney movies to communicate with the world. As his family learned to correspond with him, Owen created a method to help his parents and medical experts reach kids with autism. Their story was made into a Oscar-nominated documentary as well.

In his present presentation, Suskind shares his son’s journey from quiet solitude to animated communication. Their motto – your passion is your pathway – now guides educators, therapist and parents in tapping the deep potential.

Tickets are available to purchase online at Wharton Center.