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Family Stories is a series of films that share the perspectives of neurodivergent people and caregivers.

The first four films introduce Mandy and Gabby who talk about their lives together and their experiences of navigating education and social care systems. Each film is accompanied by a glossary of terms and further resources.

Film 1: Gabby and Mandy

In this film Mandy talks about living together as a family, what creative practice means to them, the way neurodivergent people are seen in society and how this has changed over time.

Download the Resources that accompany this film.

Film 2: Moving into Adulthood 

In this film Mandy talks about when Gabby left school and the uncertainty of what would happen next. It explores how Mandy managed to secure a Personal Budget so that Gabby could continue pursuing her interests and education. Mandy shares what’s involved when managing a Personal Budget. Gabby is now at an age where her current funding will end – Mandy talks about how they are trying to ensure the next stage of Gabby’s funding is in place.

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Film 3: Home Life and the Future

This film explores the idea of home and what the future could look like for Mandy and her daughter Gabby. Mandy talks about the things they like doing together and Gabby shares her knowledge and passion for the natural world.

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Film 4: Rights and Support (Coming soon)

In this final film, Mandy shares her experience of the difficulties of navigating health and social care systems, finding and obtaining what you are entitled to, and the impact this has on family carers.

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