Autism: How to be a hedgehog in a world of sheep

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Autism: How to be a hedgehog in a world of sheep

Film shows parents of autistic kids how to help them cope with being different instead of pushing them to be ‘normal’

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When David O’Sullivan was alerted by his son’s teacher that the then four-year-old may be autistic he didn’t take it  seriously.

The father of two, a presenter at Kaya FM, admits now that his lack of understanding of autism spectrum disorder almost delayed treatment for his first-born son, Michael, now 15.

Even though O’Sullivan and his wife, Jacqui, had heard of Asperger’s – a syndrome characterised by difficulty in social interactions, restricted interests, anxiety and hypersensitivity – they knew very little about it when Michael was diagnosed...

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