Autism Treatment Forum: The Autism Trust USA


When:
April 2, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
2015-04-02T12:00:00-05:00
2015-04-02T13:30:00-05:00
Where:
Old Quarry Library
7051 Village Center Drive
Austin, TX 78731
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dianne Doggett

Austin Autism Treatment Forum Presents:

Polly Tommey

Founder and Executive Director

The Autism Trust USA

Thursday, April 2nd, 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

Old Quarry Library, 7051 Village Center Drive, Austin 78731

In 1998, Polly Tommey’s son Billy was diagnosed with severe autism when he was just over two years old.  “He is now 18 years old and his progress is ongoing. That progress is due in no small part to the excellent biomedical and educational interventions we were able to access for him.”

Realizing the needs of the autism community, as well as having vast resources and knowledge to assist them, in 2007 Polly founded The Autism Trust in the United Kingdom.  After much success in the UK, the Tommey family relocated to the United States in 2012 to further assist the ever-growing autism patient population.

The mission of The Autism Trust is to provide futures with purpose for all individuals with autism and associated conditions. The goal of The Autism Trust USA is to build a revolutionary facility in Austin, Texas, which will offer vocational, educational, wellness, and semi-independent residential resources for individuals and families impacted by autism. Focused on full spectrum support and community integration, The Autism Trust USA will provide a supportive and nurturing environment that will foster independence, build life skills, and generate community engagement and awareness of the vast capabilities of individuals with autism.  While Austin, Texas, will be the first location, The Autism Trust USA plans to partner with other communities to build this successful and vitally important model within other geographic regions.

Please join us! Meetings are free and open to the public. No RSVP or reservation is ever necessary, but please leave your children at home if possible, as no child care is available. You are welcome to bring your lunch with you.

All Forum meetings are held at the Old Quarry Library , 7051 Village Center Drive, Austin, 78731, off Far West Blvd., between the Post Office and HEB.

Visit www.meetup.com/Austin-Autism-Treatment-Forum, to see meeting topics and speakers, and to join the Forum. Forum members receive frequent emails about autism treatment and local autism resources and events. The Forum is sponsored by the Autism Society of Greater Austin. For more information, emailDianneDoggett@aol.com.

Dianne Doggett, Organizer

Austin Autism Treatment Forum

www.meetup.com/Austin-Autism-Treatment-Forum