Arts and the Autistic Mind
Inspired by his twelve-year-old autistic son's love of music and performing, actor Richard Mylan explores how the arts can benefit people on the autistic spectrum.
Inspired by his autistic son's love of music and performing, actor Richard Mylan explores how the arts can benefit people on the autistic spectrum.
Richard and his son, Jaco, have become figureheads of the autism awareness movement in Wales and the UK, after a BBC Wales TV documentary featured their story.
Having started in the West End himself, and moved by how Jaco reacts to music and drama, Richard is now on a quest to discover how the arts can help people with autism.
In this documentary, Richard meets a leading expert on the study of autism in Wales; joins a choir made up of people whose lives are touched by autism; visits an accessible circus with his son Jaco; and meets creatives with autism using their talents to create unique and thought-provoking work.
Arts and the Autistic Mind is a Bengo Media Production for BBC Radio Wales.