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Jacqueline Carol 'Jacqui' Jackson[1] is a British writer on autism issues. She is a single mother of seven children, three girls and four boys, of whom all four boys and one girl are neurodiverse with two boys and one girl on the autism spectrum. Jackson and her family appeared in a BBC documentary titled My Family and Autism in 2003. A drama film called Magnificent 7[2] starring Helena Bonham Carter as Maggi, a character based on Jackson, aired on BBC Two in 2005. Jackson lives in Blackpool.


Jackson's sons are:

  • Matthew Richard[1] – the oldest child in the family. Matthew was born prematurely and has dyslexia and dyspraxia.
  • Luke Christopher[1] – diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and dyspraxia. Luke is also a writer of books on Asperger syndrome. As a teenager, he wrote two books on the subject; A User Guide to the GF/CF Diet for Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and AD/HD (2001) and Freaks, Geeks and Asperger's Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence[3] (2002). In 2006, a grown Luke wrote a poetry book titled Crystalline Lifetime: Fragments of Asperger's Syndrome, and in 2016, he wrote a fourth book, a sequel to Freaks, Geeks and Asperger's Syndrome titled Sex, Drugs and Asperger's Syndrome (ASD): A User Guide to Adulthood.
  • Joseph David "Joe"[1] – has ADHD
  • Ben Curtis[1] – the youngest child in the family. Ben was born prematurely, had a brain hemorrhage and is autistic.

Jackson also has three daughters named Rachel Louise[1], Sarah Elizabeth[1] and Anna Rebekah[1]. Sarah has autistic spectrum disorder, but Rachel and Anna are both neurotypical.


  • Multicoloured Mayhem, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003, ISBN 1-84310-171-8
  • Damned Hard Day: Living with AD/HD, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005, ISBN 1-84310-296-X


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Jackson, Luke (2002). Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ISBN 1-84310-098-3.
  2. ^ Magnificent 7 on IMDb
  3. ^ "Ouch! Columnists, back to school". 10 November 2007. Archived from the original on 28 March 2008. Retrieved 2007-11-08.

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