Louis Theroux - Extreme Love: Autism

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Louis Theroux - Extreme Love: Autism

BBC Two at 9:00pm tonight.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17755247

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mmm, I saw a trailer for that this morning and I'm not convinced yet.

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I will watch it. I do like Louie and it will be interesting to see his take on this.

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saw his interview on bbc breakfast this morning so have bookmarked it to watch

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Not sure whether or not I shall watch it.

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Never saw the interview but would be interesting to see. ATM I'm absorbing as much info as I can get my hands on.

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I thought it was interesting. I wished it hadn't been in the USA though.

That school was good. I liked the fact they had a high street and looked at life skills. Both DH and i reckon there must be private funding involved though.

The children they picked to follow were spectrum wide but seemed to have violent aspect to their autism which I know my YS and some of the other autistic kids we know haven't got ( but then that wouldn't have made interesting tv I suppose).

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I watched and i agree brandie,that school was fab,like you i wish it would have been uk,my son even though hes only 4 is very much like that nicky was,too outspoken with no sense for anyone elses feelings,a few weeks ago we were in a shop and he was kicking off and there was this woman in the aisle with bright pink hair,and he said i hate that woman with the pink hair im gonna kick her out the shop,i was mortified i diddnt know where to put my face.

I did his his ed pych report through yesterday,i hope its enough to get him a statement so he can carry on getting one too one.

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The Autistic school near me wouldn't have made the same impact, the majority of children board Monday to Friday and it's more regimented in it's approach.
I found the restraining of children in school quite disturbing, not because I don't agree with it, but because C is often restrained it brought it home to me

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I wondered what you would think of it, Jacqui, especially when i saw the children being restrained. It was quite disturbing in some ways, and i felt so sorry for the parents, because you could see it wouldn't be too long before those kids would be far too big to be restrained by their mums - and then what happens?

The school was amazing. I was very surprised at the bit of restraint they showed in the school, when one boy got a little aggressive towards his teacher, and suddenly all these TAs appeared out of nowhere and held onto him. They were like ninjas.

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That was the bit that really got to me BFG. I try not to imagine just how the staff react or restrain C, because even though I know it's needed he's my son and it hurts, which is stupid in many ways, esp as he sometimes needs restraining at home. 

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