A true story about a couple's struggles to meet the challenges of their son's autism.

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Nicola Graham
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Rob Graham
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Granny Pat
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Grandpa Jim
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John Havers
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Paula Murray
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Kate
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Phil
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Chris
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Snooty Woman (as Kathryn Tennant Maw)
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A true story about a couple's struggles to meet the challenges of their son's autism.

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The cast visited a school for autistic kids before they made this film. See more »

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Nicola Graham: Rob, what are you doing? He can't come down now. He'll never go up again
Rob Graham: Well I didn't exactly have a say
Nicola Graham: Come on. Puppy or no puppy, he needs a routine
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brilliant drama
27 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

as a mother to two autistic boy, this drama brought back reminders of what we have been through and moved me to tears, when kyle said kyle loves mummy, i remembered the time my son came up to me and said he loved me, it made me cry.the laying down in the road is exactly what my son does too, so much of this was our everyday life such a true to life account of life with autism. i think everyone should watch this as it will bring a better understanding and then families like ours will no longer have the prejudices that we face in everyday life. this drama show's there is hope out there for families that feel they are alone and unsure that this is normal behaviour for a autistic kids.


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