‘Adults on Paper’: Caring for Children as ‘Adults’, Ethnicity and Cultural Stigma

23 February 2024

Authors: Saima Jabeen, Asma Haq, Inma de Reyes, Briege Nugent, Kate Deacon and Media Education

Over the past year Saima and Asma have been leading research and film-making to describe the challenges carers face supporting their ‘children’ who are now becoming adults and have additional support and complex needs. All of the ‘children’ are neurodivergent. Saima and Asma have drawn on their own living experience and brought together the voices and stories of other mothers and carers they have met also on their journey. They also explore how this subject intersects with their ethnicity and the cultural stigma faced.


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