Zarah joined the AsIAm team in July 2021 as the ‘Bridge Forward’ Project Coordinator. In 2015, Zarah graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BPhil in Special Education: Autism (Children). In that time, Zarah has founded and designed strength-based community projects for autistic children in Kildare and Dublin. She has delivered workshops at the annual conferences and community talks with AsIAm. Zarah has worked in adult education and training with colleges of further education and as a placement tutor with DCU on the undergraduate degree programme in Early Childhood Education. She is in her final year of a Master of Education in Early Intervention with TCD, graduating April 2022.
Zarah and her husband Barry live in Kildare. She is a proud mother to 3 children, Luke, Adam and Sadbh. Luke was diagnosed with Autism in 2010, he and his siblings, are her inspiration for developing her career in advocating for the autistic community.
Zarah also has three wonderful fur babies. Toby, the hero dog. He is a 10-year-old golden retriever, who is a retired autism service dog. Piper, a very energetic, 3-year-old golden Irish and Lola, a 1-year-old Cavachon. As a family they spend lots of time outdoors exploring.