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Matt Davis

Parent Patron of Ambitious about Autism and blogger

Matt Davis is a Parent Patron of Ambitious about Autism. His son Isaac is eight years old and was diagnosed with high functioning autism just after his third birthday. Matt Davis blogs about life with Isaac at

A Review of BBC1's 'The A Word' From a Father's Perspective

My son at five (he's now eight) had echoes of all these traits, and seeing them clustered together strikes a sad chord pitch perfectly. Though as the story progresses, it's clear the boys are a million miles apart, which is a boon for autism awareness; people with autism differ wildly from each other, but the spectrum encompasses some spottable similarities.
23/03/2016 12:11 GMT

A review of 'In A Different Key - The Story of Autism'

There's a brief but reflective detour in this hugely ambitious, perhaps definitive, telling of the autism story, some hundred or so pages in. Steering from the text's omnipresent objectivity and exhaustively researched facts, the authors make a personal observation that, I believe, has universal resonance.
02/02/2016 12:31 GMT

What My Son's Dyspraxia Taught Me About His Autism

The impacts on everyday tasks are huge. Picking up cutlery on a laid, full table and eating a meal is terrifically tortuous for him such are the fine spatial and visual skills needed. He sees everything, all seemingly separate unconnected objects; this photographic memory is a handicap as well as something incredible.
18/09/2015 16:29 BST