Autism File on TV!

Posted on 10. Feb, 2011 by Kelly in Autism File TV, Autism Media Channel, Videos

Tune in on Monday February 7th 2011 when The Autism Media Channel© premieres its first ever television program on the Sky network! Catch the Autism File, hosted by Polly Tommey, each week on Information TV’s Sky 166 or Freesat 402.

Autism File airs at 4:30 pm GMT on Mondays, 7:00 pm on Thursdays, and 12 pm on Sundays.

Our viewers worldwide will be able to watch the program here on Sky’s broadband site.

Autism File can also be seen on the Autism Media Channel© page at You can access this and all the Autism Media Channel’s fabulous content for only £20/$25/€20 per year!

Autism is a worldwide issue that needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency; the program series will cover subjects from how to get a diagnosis and what a diagnosis means, through implications for education, health, puberty, teen-issues and family life; how siblings deal with autism in the family, adults with autism in the workplace and what the future holds. Autism File looks at all aspects of the condition.

Host Polly Tommey is the mother of a teenage son with autism; she is Editor-in-Chief of The Autism File Global and Founder of The Autism Trust non-profit. Polly will travel to autism conferences around the world, reporting on the very latest findings; she will interview families, parents, and people with autism bringing their experience and advice to your screen.

“For the past 12 years I have been answering the phones and meeting parents desperate for help in the most basic areas,” says Polly. “The number of people being diagnosed with autism is rising rapidly; we need to find out why. Many parents report that their children have chronic health problems, particularly in relation to the bowel. Why? Parents are waiting up to 7 years for a diagnosis. Why? We know that the earlier we get help to these children the better the outcome. Parents have had to set up schools and colleges themselves. Why? And now these same parents prepare for the future as the lack of facilities for adults becomes increasingly obvious. Autism File will be reporting on all of these issues and more.

If you would like to contribute to future episodes of Autism File, please contact us at We are looking for input from autism experts, experienced parents, scientists, conference organizers, and anyone interested in helping us get one step closer to a better future for people with autism. To advertise with us or sponsor our programs please contact Jon Tommey at

Our programs are produced and edited by Andrew Dobosz, a 23 year old with Asperger’s syndrome. Most production companies have a full staff, but Andrew puts together the whole program on his own. The Autism Media Channel© is extremely proud and grateful to have him on our team!


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3 Responses to “Autism File on TV!”

  1. elaine ormiston

    19. Mar, 2011

    what a relief to watch a programme, so informative about autism. My son is 23 and we have basically learnt as we went along about behaviour, diet, lifestyle etc and through trial and error have developed a routine for Dan that suits him. I was interested in what you had to say about food and diet, as Dan has all the symptoms you mentioned, cold hands and feet, pale complexion etc, and all the foods you talked about are the very things he wants! Colour has a lot to do with it i think as he has always liked red foods eg spag bol, sausages and tomato based sauces. Your programmed is going to help a lot of people as a lot of the information we seek is out of date. I have done my own research on the internet about sleep problems and was going to purchase some melatonin tablets but thought i’d speak to my doctor, who i’m sorry to say knows much less about autism than i do! We would be happy to help with any research for your programme. Just let us know. Also do you think you’ll be producing a diet sheet as we could really use one!
    Thanks again for your great programme.

  2. Angela

    21. Mar, 2011

    Hi, I have a Son of 13 who has Aspergers and Tourettes and have found the series very helpful and informative. Can you tell me if there was a programme which aired on the 21st Feb, as i have put it on a ‘series link’ on my sky plus, but it hasn’t done the 21st Feb, but has done all others.
    Many Thanks


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