Give Autism A Chance Summit 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Give Autism A Chance Summit
Rob Schneider and Aidan Quinn
The Autism Trust, National Autism Association, Center For Autism And Related Disorders (CARD), Autism Media Channel and Autism File magazine, National Autism Association, Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), Autism Mothers, Autism Is Medical (AIM), Maggie’s Hope, Thinking Mom’s Revolution (TMR), and Modern Panda PR
invite you to:
Real People, Real Solutions
April 12, 2014
Austin Music Hall
208 Nueces St, Austin Texas, 78701
Get your questions answered - Interactive panel discussions on:
Holding The Family Together
Behavior, Therapy, and Education
World Class Speakers:
Rob Schneider • Aidan Quinn • Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh • Dr. Arthur Krigsman • Dr. Andrew Wakefield • Dr. Kendal Stewart • Wendy Fournier • Polly Tommey • Jonathan Tommey • Christina Adams • Lisa Goes • Jaqueline Goes • Amanda Lochbaum • Jeanna Reed • Jill Rubolino • Amanda Lochrane • Rupert Isaacson • Barry Smeltzer • Ryan Parmenter • Maria Parmenter • Linda Smeltzer Dave Goes • Eric Reed • Tom Rodwell
and many more…
After Party Meet & Greet: 7:30 - 11:00 p.m.
When & Where
The Autism Trust USA
In 1998, Polly Tommey's son, Billy, was diagnosed with autism. "Being told your precious child has autism can be heartbreaking and frightening. My son Billy was diagnosed with severe autism when he was just over two years old. I am happy to say that we have come a long way since that time. He is now 18 years old and is described as "high functioning" 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.