Tommey: Polly Tommey

Polly Tommey hosts a weekly thirty-minute interview series from the UK, exploring all facets of parental and professional interest and the emerging initiatives in the international world of autism.

Polly Tommey is the mother of three children of which one son, Billy aged 11, has autism. Polly is also Editor of The Autism File, a leading circulation parental help magazine, and is the Founder of The Autism Trust charity in the UK. Polly is a passionate, expressive and well-known voice of autism.

Trailblazers - Autism After the School Bus

Because parents like me of young autistic adults like Ben have been on the frontier of autism for decades and we will continue to pioneer and blaze trails for the tsunami of kids who will be aging out of the established support systems. I intend to use my program to raise questions like, “How can I know that my adult child will be safe after leaving home? What are the various models for group homes and residential communities? What about vocational options? What about special diets and medical care? Speech therapy? Vocational choices? Exercise? What about romance and sexuality?