Social care provider PossAbilities features in a new BBC1 documentary. In it, celebrity couple Paddy & Christine McGuiness who have three autistic children, attempt to gain a deeper understanding of autism and think about what the future may hold for their family.
The film features former Manchester United footballer Paul Scholes who has a 16 year-old non-verbal autistic son; and autism expert, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen of Cambridge University.
The couple paid a visit to PossAbilities Cherwell Wellbeing Hub, and newly completed Cherwell Green apartments to meet some young people with autism who are making a success of their lives.
PossAbilities CEO Rachel Law said “It was a real boost for everyone here to meet Paddy and Christine. They had the opportunity to meet a young lady with autism that we have supported who has set up her own dog walking business, as well as a young man taking his first steps into adulthood as he moves into our new apartment development. They were also really pleased to meet Fudge, our Shetland Pony (see photo) who got more than 20,000 likes on Instagram”.
Our Family and Autism airs on BBC1, 1st December at 9pm.