Great docu thanks,those young people are a credit to their parents and themselves. I believe they all have a good future their determination despite the difficulties was inspiring good luck. Complain about this comment Comment number 1.
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Come on! So Asda let him stew for over 3 months and then only offered him 10 hours per week? Didn't I hear you were recruiting at present?? Snap this man up! He would be an asset to any business and has thoroughly entertained and impressed over both episodes of this documentary. Yes this is a difficult time for many people with unemployment rife, but surely this guy, who desperately wants to work deserves to be given a start?
I would like to suggest a campaign to get Ollie into work but am not sure whether he has been successful yet with his job-seeking endeavours. Surely there must be a recruitment consultant out there, confident in their placement abilities who could find a job to suit this man? Complain about this comment Comment number 2. I watched this last night and I watched the previous one last year and thought it was really good.
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I myself have autism asperges and it was a bit wierd seeing a bit of me in the programme and see how other people coped with autism and what they were up to. I live in Torquay which isnt to far from Cornwall so me and Tom arent that far apart in the country. I was wondering if there is going to be another programm perhaps later on in the year about this?
Complain about this comment Comment number 3. I thought the show was very good. It was interesting to see how the boys and Kirsty have progressed since we last saw them in I felt sad for Oli after he put in the hard work in his mock interview and Asda trial. I just hope he has managed to find employment now, because he deserves it. Tom seems to have progressed really well despite a few difficulties with adjusting to a new life in Cornwall.
It would be really good to see if he can take the next step by going to uni. Alex and Kirsty seem to be doing fine also. It was funny to see Alex get Kirsty's age wrong on her birthday card. I hope they manage to progress nicely in their relationship.
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Well done to the BBC for deciding to make more programmes on autism. It needs to be more understood in society as a whole so that the needs of people with autism can be met. Complain about this comment Comment number 4. I really enjoyed seeing this programme; it would nice to know that someone could offer Oliver a job - he is a joy to listen to and it was hard to see him struggle.
Everyone on this programme is an inspiration, and it was great that the people involved were willing to share their lives with us - a huge thanks to everyone including the programme makers. Complain about this comment Comment number 5. I can't believe Olly still hasn't got a job! With his incredible work ethic shown LAST year employers should have been beating down his door!
I hope Asda are thoroughly ashamed of themselves. I don't know if all the people featured check on here - but Olly you should get in touch with Betterware Distribution - you can work any hours you want - minimum of 10 a week. There's minimum social skills involved and you can set your own routine and make a fair bit of money.
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It's saved my life recently when I had my hours cut in my job. It's great to see Tom and Alex doing so well too - 2 out of 3 well on the road to achieving their goals is great! Hopefully next year we'll get to see all 3 again and they'll all be settled. Complain about this comment Comment number 6. I feel really sorry for Oliver. He's a very intelligent guy and has a quirky charisma with an excellent sense of humour, like Bill Oddie or Johnny Kingdom. I would have loved to hear more about his interest in history.
In fact, you should get him to present a half-hour history programme. He's a tv natural and I'd say whatever he was talking about would make for brilliant television. You could do a one-off, and see how it goes, but I'd say you'd have a real winner on your hands. Who dares wins! If you don't get him Tony Robinson probably will Complain about this comment Comment number 7.
I have struggled over the years since he was 7 to get a true diagnosis but we have only had advisory notes, such as autistic tendancies, ecentric, mood swings, bipolar tendancies, he just wants a diagnosis so he can deal with it. With an encyclopedic knowledge of British history, is stacking shelves the best Oliver can get? Sixteen-year-old Tom and his family have moved over miles to Cornwall but their idyllic dream is proving a challenge for Tom. He is isolated in the countryside and, having left the support of his specialist residential school, must cope with the daunting prospect of starting at a mainstream college with thousands of students he doesn't know.
Will Tom be able to make friends, and will he be able to fulfil his dream of being in a rock band? Twenty-five-year-old Alex has Asperger's syndrome. At the end of the first film he had a date with Kirsty, an autistic girl he was talking to online. Now they are boyfriend and girlfriend. They text and email all the time but haven't been able to see each other because they live in separate towns on the south coast of England.
Kirsty has invited Alex to her birthday party on Valentine's Day. Will he be able to get there, and what does the future hold for their relationship? You are here: Home About autism What is autism? What is autism? Everything you need to know. What is PDA?
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