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crazycat1990
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!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHwP48RXJLs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=152r2yJbdyo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znxn1xJkjMc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPjljBasNNo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIbVcuji_S4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXkP6veo--0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahFF3WQv9us

Enjoy! :D

fracturedstory
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.

crazycat1990
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 :)