Sharon McCarthy is a parent in an autism and additional needs household in rural Cork. She has advocated for her and other families for many years to ensure educational, physical and health needs are met, and that her children are afforded equitable opportunity to realise their potential.
She the mind behind, and presenter of, Autism Journeys Radio Show and Podcasts, a show centred on gaining the perspectives and telling the stories of figures in the autism community. Guests to date include local parents, bloggers, authors, educators, professionals and leaders in the field of research. She prides herself on the eclectic mix of information in the many podcasts of these interviews now available on SoundCloud, Spotify and YouTube.