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Being Joe

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TinyGang Mon 04-Apr-05 10:23:54

Hope you don't mind me posting here, but I just heard there will be a short programme on Radio 4 next Sun (10th) at 17.40 called 'Being Joe', which might/might not be of interest to those of children with autism.

I only quickly heard the programme advertised just now. 'Being Joe' is about an autistic boy and the observations of his father on the subject. Just thought I'd let you know, might be worth a listen

Chocol8 Mon 04-Apr-05 10:55:40

Thanks for that TinyGang! Will try and catch it. x

TinyGang Mon 04-Apr-05 18:49:32


Socci Mon 04-Apr-05 19:24:21

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JanH Fri 08-Apr-05 21:51:19

There was a trailer for this on R4 this evening - was about to start a thread but I thought I'd seen one already.

Details here - it sounds excellent.

macwoozy Fri 08-Apr-05 22:43:46

Thanks TinyGang

JanH Sun 10-Apr-05 12:09:40


Socci Sun 10-Apr-05 12:13:07

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JanH Sun 10-Apr-05 12:14:36

I just heard another trailer, Socci, or I would have too! R4 seems to be promoting it a lot which is great.

Chocol8 Sun 10-Apr-05 18:12:23

Thanks for telling us about that Tinygang - I eventually found Radio 4 and listened to it sitting on the floor with my ds playing beside me. It was very good and continues next week.

I found myself nodding in agreement at almost everything said - very good.

TheRealMrsF Mon 11-Apr-05 11:40:48

i loved this...wonder if it's from a book???

Jimjams Mon 11-Apr-05 19:05:46

Joe is very similar to ds1. It was interesting. Really hope we don't have to do the residential option though- I dread that

Issymum Mon 11-Apr-05 19:11:28

I listened to this and thought it was excellent: challenging, honest, thought-provoking, unsentimental. It had the added benefit that if I ever see a 9 year old boy having a wee on the display loos in B&Q, I'll know exactly what to think! That story also made me realise that my 4yo would just 'know' that you didn't do that, even though we've never discussed it with her and how extraordinary that is (for 4yo in general, not my DD in particular).

What did you think of it JimJams?

Jimjams Mon 11-Apr-05 20:01:40

I thought it demonstrated very well how you can't make any assumptions when it comes to autism. ds1 does that with the sheds- and a frien's little boy did the same with the toilet!

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