Amanda was born in 1976 and grew up in Ballinteer, a suburb of Dublin. She studied Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations in Dublin Business School and worked for several years in Marketing and subsequently as P.A. to the Chairman at Nissan Ireland. Amanda is also a qualified Montessori Teacher and SNA. In 2009, Amanda gave up work to take care of her son Tadhg on a full time basis, after he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and Global Developmental Delay in March 2009, at the age of 10 months old. Amanda currently lives in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, with her husband Greg and three children, Emily, Tadhg and Dylan. In 2016 her debut children’s book TJ and his Wheelable Chair was published by Austin Macauley which is based on her son Tadhg.
TJ takes you on a new adventure as he travels to London and shares with you all the fun things he sees on his adventure and again shows how disabilities are no barrier to a happy and fulfilling life.