A SEVERELY autistic Luton teenager features in a three-part BBC4 documentary starting on Monday (August 13).
Tony Hines, 16, of Woodlands was filmed on the day his parents made the agonising decision to put him into full-time residential care.
His mother, Lainey Miller – chair of Autism Bedfordshire - said she hoped the powerful documentary would raise awareness of the condition.
She added: “It shows the roller coaster of emotion you go through and the effect on the family.
“It also covers behaviour strategies and the research that is being done.”
In Growing Children – Autism, psychologist Laverne Antrobus discovers the different way the brain works in children with autism and talks to three families.
> To contact Autism Bedfordshire ring 01234 350704.