We aim to provide the largest and most comprehensive environment to enhance the quality of life for families and individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and associated conditions.
Founded in 2005 by parents of a child on the autism spectrum, The Tommy Foundation is an emerging voice for the autism movement receiving numerous awards including the Lancaster Red Rose award. Today, the Foundation provides direct assistance to families, as well as providing trainings to hundreds of students, professionals, PhD candidates and doctors to date. Serving as producers for the full length autism documentary “The United States of Autism,” they also have thousands of individuals participate in events every year and partner with numerous organizations around the nation to serve their local communities. The Tommy Foundation continually seeks to embrace individuals on the entire autism spectrum, educate families and individuals to handle the condition, and to empower all those who desire to advocate for the autism movement.
1. Autism is a treatable condition. Many children benefit from both biomedical and early intervention services.
2. Autism is not a life-sentence and the children affected by it have individual needs that need to be addressed.
3. This diagnosis is not a prognosis or sentence on your child. They are an individual and need to have their needs met.