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'The A Word' - new BBC series about child getting autism diagnosis

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PolterGoose Thu 17-Mar-16 16:42:37

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Youarentkiddingme Thu 17-Mar-16 17:11:59

Oh I'm glad you posted this - Ive been wondering when it starts.

StarlightMcKenzee Thu 17-Mar-16 17:15:53

I would like to be able to watch it but unless it has 1/4 hard time with child with ASD and 3/4 bloody appalling time dealing with authorities I'll just get cross at the fiction.

PolterGoose Thu 17-Mar-16 17:21:58

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outputgap Thu 17-Mar-16 17:37:32

We watched the clip of the boy lying on the floor at his birthday party and everybody looking aghast, and my husband was 'what? That's completely normal. What are the faces for?' grin

It looks like it could be good, and I'm definitely going to try to get my mum to watch it. She suggested getting really cross as a way to manage a meltdown this week. I just smiled. She is absolutely lovely and sensible the rest of the time, she just has a slight knowledge gap here.

PolterGoose Thu 17-Mar-16 17:41:52

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Sirzy Thu 17-Mar-16 17:42:53

I'm looking forward to watching it.

coffeemachine Thu 17-Mar-16 18:33:34

does anybody know if it is (yet again) about somebody with HF ASD? would really like to see something for a change that deals with the other end of the spectrum.

StarlightMcKenzee Thu 17-Mar-16 18:36:49

I was hoping to go to John Williams talk thing on Monday but sadly I have no babysitter and they have sold out. That's about a boy with more difficulties than HF. It is to promote the book 'My son's not rainman' I think, which I will buy.

StarlightMcKenzee Thu 17-Mar-16 18:37:52

LOL - Polter, I'll have a read of the thread you linked....

PolterGoose Thu 17-Mar-16 19:02:40

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PolterGoose Thu 17-Mar-16 19:07:17

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StarlightMcKenzee Thu 17-Mar-16 19:11:05

I don't know much about him and his book. I only discovered him last month or so. He's a rare find. Guys can identify with him too.

coffeemachine Thu 17-Mar-16 19:22:13

thanks polter

WellTidy Thu 17-Mar-16 20:33:29

I am looking forward to watching it too, but I am also anticipating lots of people that I know watching it and then thinking that they have complete understanding of our situation 24/7.

StarlightMcKenzee Thu 17-Mar-16 21:00:07

Yup. Me too.

zzzzz Thu 17-Mar-16 21:20:23

I think we have to watch it so we understand what has ben said. Shall we all try and watch it together so we can chat as it goes?

PolterGoose Thu 17-Mar-16 21:41:01

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Thornrose Thu 17-Mar-16 21:44:07

My sis just told me about this today! I hope to be watching and would love to discuss it alongside.

amunt Thu 17-Mar-16 22:21:09

Rather brilliant review of it by Simon Hattenstone and his autistic daughter Maya in the Guardian.
www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/mar/09/the-a-word-autism-funnier-than-this-tv-drama

amunt Thu 17-Mar-16 22:23:37

Ah, just realised Polter already got there with the review.

frazzledbutcalm Fri 18-Mar-16 10:57:00

Will definitely be watching.
But I can't watch and post as it's happening ... I'm terrible, I have to hear every single word of whatever I'm watching, I just can't be distracted.

PolterGoose Sat 19-Mar-16 09:00:21

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PolterGoose Sat 19-Mar-16 09:01:03

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