Monday 10/08/2018 – 12pm EST, 9am PST (Show Notes)
Polly Tommey is the mother of Bella, Toby and Billy, her 20-year-old son with autism. Polly is a leading autism advocate and activist and has appeared as a spokesperson for individuals and families living with autism.
Polly has appeared in print and television media around the globe and has tirelessly initiated autism campaigns directed at political leaders and society in general to increase awareness of autism.
Concerned that current access to specialist autism service and facility provision (especially following educational years) remains insufficient Polly founded The Autism Trust charity in the UK in 2007 which has a facility in Berkshire and recently as a 501(c)3 non profit in Austin, Texas that is currently building an inspirational center that will offer both residential and outpatient resources to individuals and families living with autism.
Polly co-authored her book “Autism- a practical guide to supporting your child’s quality of life” released by Piatkus in 2011.
Polly founded the Autism Media Channel (2010) that has produced over 60 videos for the European Sky Information Channel and successful documentaries and films including “Who Killed Alex Spourdalakis”.
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