Rory Hoy was diagnosed with autism when he was about five years old. He attended a special school until he was nearly nine and then continued his education in a mainstream environment. He went on to gain GCSEs and A levels, and won an award for his courage and endeavour. Now 19, Rory has made over 30 short films, 3 of which have been shown on BBC TV in the UK. He has won 3 national awards, a UNICEF Special Mention, a Royal Television Society Nomination and was runner up at the NASEN & TES Special Educational Needs Book Awards 2007. Rory, himself, has featured on British and American TV and is also a signed Recording Artist.