LIFE, ANIMATED is a film with incredible possibilities that can be used to take action in many ways.
Owen's story is not only one that many living with or caring for a family member with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder can relate to, it is a powerful tool to foster greater community understanding of ASD and inspire positive action from policy makers, educators, employers, service providers and institutions here in Australia.
To read ASPECT Australia's "8 Things the Movie 'Life, Animated' teaches you about the strength-based interest approach" click here.
If you'd like to host a screening of LIFE, ANIMATED to raise awareness or funds, amplify your own work or simply host an inclusive social event, we have a range of screening options available to help you share this inspirational story with your community.
Please refer to these Screening FAQ's for more information:
We are building a grassroots community screening and outreach program, discussing partnerships with interested organisations and developing resources to support the film’s use as an education, advocacy and fundraising tool in various settings.
If you'd like to discuss partnering with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are lots of ways you spread the word about this film to your networks and the broader community.
Owen's dad Ron is a Pulitzer Prize winning author and journalist. The film is based on his autobiographical, best-selling book 'Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism'. The last chapter of the book is a story written by Owen himself that has been brought to life in animated sequences and interwoven into the film.
The book is available in select bookstores or via these online retailers: Readings, Booktopia, Fishpond, Mighty Ape
Since their story became public, the Suskind’s have heard from countless families about the affinities of their own children. This inspired them to create an online space where the affinities of others, and the intricate and restorative art those affinities often prompt, will become more visible.
Find out more about the project and how to contribute here
Owen has his own channel called ‘Owen’s Disney Club’ where he shares his affinity with Disney with the world. Subscribe here
For support and information, please contact the peak organisation in your local state or territory: