The vision of the Autism Trust is to create “a future with purpose” for young adults on the ASD spectrum. The concept is based on providing employment training opportunities that will allow ASD individuals to lead fulfilling lives and make a positive contribution to society. We strive to build futures with purpose for all individuals, regardless of age, ability, race, faith or gender.
The Autism Trust was founded by Polly Tommey in 2007 after her son Billy was diagnosed with autism. Through a variety of campaigns, she raised awareness about autism.
In June 2012, we established the Christian UK headquarters in Sunninghill complete with a Polly's Place social enterprise shop featuring handmade products beautifully crafted by people with autism, Asperger's and related conditions and their families. Our building is also a training centre where young adults with autism can practice vocational skills, job training and work towards an ASDAN certificates.
In June 2015. As we had outgrown the Sunninghill building we needed to move to a larger space and found a wonderful new home in the town centre of Camberley, Surrey. Giving us a boost to our charity profile and more access to outreach training for the individuals with autism that we train. It will mean being able to help a larger number of people.
The Autism Trust is a registered charity 1117657.