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Last night, many of us were gripped to the BBC One documentary, Harvey and Me, portraying the relationship between Katie Price and her son Harvey, who has autism, among other complex needs.
The programme was about finding adult education for Harvey, who is now 18. Katie’s mentor Dr Anna Kennedy OBE, who presents a monthly autism show on Gateway with Aston Avery, featured heavily in the documentary.
Johnny Jenkins spoke to Anna Kennedy:
Anna shared: “I am proud to have been part of this BBC One documentary created by Minnow films and I helped the producers with some of the research. It was important to me they included mental health. #HarveyandMe as a documentary is valuable because it gives an honest account of the challenges parents face in finding post 18 provision. I like the way it makes it clear if you don’t get that right the negative consequences can last for a long time. Katie’s devotion to Harvey is clear for all to see. Harvey, Katie and I would like to thank you for all your messages of support”.
Katie shared: “Being a parent of a child with complex needs, as Harvey has, presents daily challenges. Simple day-to-day things that other people take for granted can take all day. Every day presents a new challenge, no two days are the same. We have learnt and grown together, and together we have built our private world, a bond between mother and son which goes deeper than most – we are unbreakable”.