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Aunua – Susan & Thomas Carey-Smith

Susan Smith Carey is the author of two book based on her experiences as a mother of three sons living with autism. One of her sons, Thomas, is a now a personal trainer and fitness coach.

Thomas was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder at the age of nine. In school he experienced difficulties socialising and feeling accepted. He spent three years in college studying about nutrition, health & fitness. His first part time job was working with teenagers, Thomas could relate to them as he could share my life experiences

In a previous podcast we heard from Susan about her experiences. In this podcast Susan is joined by Thomas, as he talks about what it was like growing up with the condition. He also talks about the positive impact of fitness and sport on his life and how he is now using his experience and training to make a difference in the life of other young people. Susan also talks about her plans to help parents of children living with autism.

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