The pandemic has meant constant changes to routine, a situation that can be distressing for autistic children and adults. Mother to three autistic children, Christine McGuinness, opens up to Enable about parenting through a pandemic and the family’s upcoming BBC One documentary.
The creative arts have always been a haven for inclusivity and celebrating diversity – and autism has played an increasingly high-profile role in TV dramas in the UK and across the pond. But can our television sets ever accurately depict life as an autistic person?
Today (30 March) is the start of World Autism Week, where autistic people and charities come together to raise awareness of autism and how we can all work together to support the autistic community.
As the National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour event continues (5 – 12 October), Christine McGuinness spoke with editor, Lorne about raising autistic children and the importance of awareness.