BBC Radio 4 month-long series of programmes and features on autism

Categories: Podcasts

BBC Radio 4 have broadcasted a month-long series of programmes and features on autism attempting to separate facts from theory, and to find out what is available to help people with ASD and their families. Examples of themes covered by the series include research into the causes of autism and various interventions. You will also find an interview with Nick Hornby, author of bestselling novels including About A Boy, High Fidelity and A Long Way Down, and his former wife Virginia Bovell discussing raising their son with ASD. In another podcast Professor Ian Stuart Hamilton explains why he came to write Asperger’s Dictionary, listing phrases that most people recognise as similes or metaphors and which are often taken literally by people with ASD.

All podcasts from the series can be found here.