Chris Packham, Aspergers and Me

In the documentary, Chris Packham, Aspergers and Me broadcast yesterday on the BBC, Chris Packham, an Ambassador for the National Autistic Society, gives a deeply personal insight into his life from childhood to the present. He discusses being autistic and what that means for him, including his heightened sensory experiences and how that has influenced his life. Within the documentary Chris travels to America where he looks at different therapies including ABA as well as meeting others, including Steve Silberman, who are challenging the idea that autistic people need to change in order to fit into society. Chris concludes ‘we need to understand autistic people better and not try to change them’.

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