The A Word, Series 2 Episode 6

This series finale sees Joe's old school hold an end-of-year show, led by relatives Alison and Becky, and inviting him back to perform.  It was great to see everyone involved doing all they can to include Joe on his terms rather than aiming for "normal" (especially given Alison's track record) - incorporating his special interests (admittedly … Continue reading The A Word, Series 2 Episode 6

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The A Word, Series 2 Episode 5

This week, The A Word came perilously close to self-awareness. Nicola has prepared a film highlighting Joe's autistic traits for a presentation at work, much to Paul's anger: "He's a syndrome now, is he?" "She's turned our little boy into a freakshow!" "I'm not having Nicola use Joe to get a foothold in the autism industry!" Most, if not … Continue reading The A Word, Series 2 Episode 5