Greystones County Wicklow
I am a Wicklow based, Australian mother of two autistic children. I developed a simple picture communication App in collaboration with a successful Games Developer that allows non verbal people with Autism and other disabilities to communicate effectively, using pictures to make sentences to discriminate real needs. My company, Grace App Communication sets out to demonstrate that independent communication support can be affordable, accessible and adaptable. In 2010 I won an Irish Web Award and a United Nations World Summit m-Award for Grace App. In 2011 I won the Woman Mean Business Big Idea Award for Grace App, and made the final of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland. Also named one of the "100 Unseen Powerful Women Who Change the World" by One World Action and David Manley Social Entrepreneur of the Year, 2012.