Our Family and Autism review — honest and life-affirming

Our Family and Autism review — honest and life-affirming

Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism BBC1 ★★★★☆ Positive Sky Documentaries ★★★★☆ “I feel I’ve faked a whole lifetime,” said Christine McGuinness, nailing in a sentence how exhausting having autism must be. She and her husband, the TV presenter Paddy McGuinness, had intended Our Family and Autism to be about parenting their three autistic children. However, during filming Christine was diagnosed with autism too , even though she had moderated her answers in the test they took, the way many of us do with alcohol units. She said her husband probably had no idea how much she “masked” in front of him and told the autism expert Professor Simon Baron-Cohen that she had few friends and in her twenties didn’t go out for Just £3 for 3 months.

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