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02-28-10, 08:43 PM
This documentary was on in the UK, on BBC Four in 2002. It follows the lives of a family in Blackpool.
Jacqui Jackson has 7 children - 3 girls and four boys. All four boys are on the autistic spectrum.
Matt is 19, and has PDD-NOS, dyslexic and dyspraxic.
Luke is 14, and has Asperger's Syndrome.
Joe is 9, and has ADHD, some autistic difficulties and Conduct Disorder. He gets diagnosed in the documentary.
Ben is 6, and has Autism and developmental delays.

I have been trying to find this documentary for years, since I got diagnosed with AS, and a few months ago I decided to search for it again and I found it on YouTube! :)

It was enjoyable to watch and very informative for people learning about the autistic spectrum. I also found it emotional. But what a lovely family :) and what a fantastic, strong, supportive mum Jacqui is :)

The video is in 7 parts, so here they are!

Enjoy! :D

03-11-10, 09:02 AM
Thanks for sharing. I saw the TV movie about that family called Magnificent 7. It was kind of accurate.
Great documentary.

01-08-11, 06:54 PM
Jacqui also wrote a book after the documentary called Multicoloured Mayhem, about the family life etc. All the boys except Luke were born prematurely and were very ill/sickly, she went through so much with them, what an amazing woman. The book was emotional but also funny in some parts. So glad I bought it :)