The A Word shares a family's story after the youngest son is diagnosed with autism.
“The A Word is the latest TV programme to tackle autism. It’s a highly watchable drama written by the skilled Peter Bowker about a family coming to terms with five-year-old Joe’s autism. What makes it so watchable is that it is about much more than autism – love, lust, family breakups, rivalries, ageing, death, it’s all there…Bowker, who taught children with learning disabilities for 14 years, captures the frustrations of Joe and his family beautifully. ” – The Guardian
When to watch: Fall 2017
Take Action: April is Autism Awareness Month. This series provides a nuanced portrait of autism and the ways families support children with social disorders. Use the show to promote information and inclusion by hosting a viewing for supporters or by developing a campaign that debunks stereotypes. As each episode released, organize Twitter chats about different issues addressed in each plot line, allowing advocates to ask and answer questions.
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