For our Family in Residence Project we have put together a series of 2 to 3 minute videos in which the Mcdonalds talk about family life, Stuart and Matthews education, the support from the community and their experiences with Fragile X Syndrome. These videos will be shared across our community with teachers, schools and supporters to aid with teaching, understanding and raising awareness of Fragile X Syndrome.
Diagnosis: Gillian and Craig Mcdonald talk about diagnosis of Stuart and Matthew with Fragile X Syndrome at the age of 10.
Community : Raising awareness of Fragile X Syndrome in their hometown and the community experience.
Support: The Mcdonalds talk about the challenges they faced in finding the right support for Stuart and Matthew.
Education: Stuart and Matthew’s transition to Peebles High School and how their learning support changed and improved.
Education II: The boys’ talk about their school experience.
Family: The McDonalds talk about family life and their priorities for the future.
Full interview: a sixteen-minute overview spanning all the listed topics with some additional insights from Craig & Gillian