Jacqui is a parent of seven lively children and young adults, three girls in their teenage years and early twenties and four boys all of whom are on the autism spectrum
The BBC made a documentary about the Jackson family; Jacqui's son Luke, diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of seven, has published three books about his experiences, and Jacqui has also published her first book, Multicoloured Mayhem.
Following on from Jacqui's book, the BBC also made a drama, Magnificent 7 featuring Helena Bonham-Carter who played Jacqui. In between her hectic schedule she manages to prepare gluten and casein free meals for her three younger boys and vegetarian meals for her girls. More information on Luke and his current work is available here, along with a selection of his photographs and images which are now for available for purchase
After gaining a first class honors degree in social science with the Open University and subsequent post graduate qualifications, she has now completed a PhD researching into sensory issues and the design of environments for children with an autism spectrum disorder.
She is also a member of the Scientific and Advisory board and a trustee for Research Autism
Having successfully completely her PhD in design and sensory issues Jacqui is now available for consultation on all aspects of both design and sensory issues in children and adults with an ASD. She is also available as a speaker on aspects of living with autism and on current research and practice on sensory differences and design. For fees and availability please contact Jacqui