9/18/2014, 8:35:49 PM , duration(0:0:2)
airnz_rl autisim autism_spectrum child_development life science storytelling
<p class="p1">Ron and Cornelia Suskind had two healthy young sons, promising careers, and a brand new home when their youngest son Owen started to disappear. </p> <p class="p2">3 months later a specialist sat Ron and Cornelia down and said the word that changed everything for them: Autism. </p> <p class="p2">In this episode, the Suskind family finds an unlikely way to access their silent son's world. We set off to figure out what their story can tell us about Autism, a disorder with a wide spectrum of symptoms and severity. Along the way, we speak to specialists, therapists, and advocates including Simon Baron-Cohen, Barry and Raun Kaufmann, Dave Royko, Geraldine Dawson, Temple Grandin, and Gil Tippy.</p> <p class="p2"><em>Produced by Kelsey Padgett.</em></p>