Autism Show with Polly Tommey & Jessica Peers

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Kevin Healey, with special Guests, including Polly Tommey from the Autism File, and the Autism trust she has met with Gordon Brown Prime Minister in the UK she will be giving us an update from her meeting on thursday Polly tells us all about her meeting with the UK Goverment listen to this Exclusive interview only on the Autism Show, also Jessica Peers from Sunderland will be joining us on the show, Jessica was Expelled from mainstream education and vaguely aware she has something called "Asparagus" Syndrome, 12-year-old Jessica is sent away to a residential school for young people with autism. Here, miserable and misunderstood, she spends the next five years trying to cope with the strict school system - fighting against misguided teacher interventions, dealing with the onset of adolescence and fitting in with the other pupils. Recalled with humour and insight, Jessica's story is one of hope and an account that challenges professionals to develop a more enlightened approach to working with children on the autism spectrum.at 12 years old and spent the rest of her education in a residential school for young people with autism. After achieving an M.A. in English Literature, she is now a voluntary researcher at the Autism Research Unit (University of Sunderland) and writes in her spare time, jessica can be contacted on jessica.peers@virgin.net

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