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Four special lives

This 40-minute documentary could be of interest to anyone who has, or knows someone who has, Down Syndrome.
Four Special Lives tells the stories of four people who, in the 1960s, were among the first primary school age children in the UK to go to a special school.
The programme follows the four people over a period of more than 40 years. They are now in their 50s.The documentary was made for the now defunct Teachers TV channel and has so far been seen by only a very limited audience.

It is now available for download, as a rental or purchase, here:

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