Ron Suskind
Author of Life Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism will visit Cuesta College for a lecture and book signing
Monday, March 19, 2018, 5- 6:30 p.m.
Cuesta’s Cultural and Performing Arts Center, SLO campus
Author reception to follow 6:30-8 p.m. 
Cuesta College Library, SLO Campus
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Most events free and open to the public, Ron Suskin Event at the CPAC General Admission:  $10.00. Students free, contact Mallory Cronan, cuestabook@gmail.com for student and reception RSVP. Tickets now available: cpactickets.cuesta.edu, Performing Events Ticket Line: 805 546-3198.

Renowned author and speaker Ron Suskind will be on campus to discuss his recent memoir Life Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism. A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and respected political analyst, Suskind turns his attention to his own family in this moving narrative which chronicles their resilience and perseverance when their world is turned upside down as younger son, Owen, is diagnosed with autism at age of 3. 
Today, autism affects an astonishing one out of every one hundred children in the U.S.  Suskind’s moving narrative chronicles his family’s resilience and perseverance when their world is turned upside down.  It also delves into Owen’s deep connection or “affinity” with Disney movies and how those with autism can use affinities as tools for personal and social growth.  See the Suskind family’s community site http://lifeanimated.net/  to learn more about the ongoing scientific research surrounding affinities and their potential power in helping individuals with autism.
Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Suskind will be appearing for a presentation and book-signing event from 5-7 pm at the Cuesta San Luis Obispo CPAC theater. Tickets will go on sale in February 2018:  cpactickets.cuesta.edu
Details will be announced soon on a fall event to be held as a kick off for the 2018 Cuesta Book of the Year program.
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Book of the Year is a program of the Academic Senate of Cuesta College and the SLO County Public Library SLO Reads Program. Sponsored by Cuesta College Friends of the Library, Cuesta Student Equity Fund and the San Luis Obispo County Library.

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