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Ann Kennedy: The challenges of growing up undiagnosed

Ann Kennedy is a 60 year old lady living with Asperger’s Syndrome. In this incredibly honest piece she discusses the challenges of living undiagnosed for 57 years and exposes the additional challenges brought about by a culture of shame and stigma This article also shows the brilliance which can come about when people are finally …

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Carrie Burton: Communion Day – The Day We Thought We’d Never See!

In this article our regular contributor, Carrie Burton, shares her experiences of preparing her daughter, Mia, for First Holy Communion. This is a positive story which shows the importance of perseverance and the incredible challenges anxiety can present for people on the Autistic Spectrum. Please do share your own experiences or concerns around First Holy Communion …

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Interview: Sensodyne Dentist of the Year, Dr. Gillian Smith

Today we finally got an opportunity to catch up with Dr. Gillian Smith, Founder and Principal Practitioner of The Dental Suite, Bray, and this year’s Sensodyne Dentist of the Year. Dr. Gillian Smith  won this award in recognition of her work with a 28 year old patient, Neal, who has autism and her commitment to proving quality …

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