Psychologist On Disney Movies’ ‘Gravitational Pull’ For Autistic Patient

This post originally appeared on HuffPost Live in March 2015.

Dr. Dan Griffin joins HuffPost Live to discuss why Autistic children are drawn to Disney movies.

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Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney

This piece originally appeared in The New York Times in March 2014. By Ron Suskind.

In our first year in Washington, our son disappeared.

Just shy of his 3rd birthday, an engaged, chatty child, full of typical speech — “I love you,” “Where are my Ninja Turtles?” “Let’s get ice cream!” — fell silent. He cried, inconsolably. Didn’t sleep. Wouldn’t make eye contact. His only word was “juice.”

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