Cally talks about Smith-Magenis Syndrome, Special Olympics and her girl Amelie

NOV 15, 202357 MIN
Too Peas In A Podcast Mandy Hose and Kate Mulholland

Cally talks about Smith-Magenis Syndrome, Special Olympics and her girl Amelie

NOV 15, 202357 MIN

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<p>Mandy and Kate chat to Cally, Director of <a href="https://smsaustralia.org/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Smith-Magenis Syndrome Australia</a> and Chair of <a href="https://www.specialolympics.com.au/melbourneinnereast" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Melbourne Inner East Special Olympics Club</a>. Cally’s 18-year-old daughter Amelie was diagnosed with rare chromosonal disorder Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS) at age three.&nbsp;</p><br><p>Cally chats about Amelie’s life with SMS, including some chronic sleep issues that saw her falling asleep in funny places during the day, the commonly overlapping symptoms with autism, ADHD, OCD and sensory issues, and her journey through school in the special education system.&nbsp;</p><br><p>Cally has been involved in Smith-Magenis Syndrome Australia for several years and is now their Director. The organisation’s key activities include raising awareness, particularly on <a href="https://rarediseases.org/event/smith-magenis-syndrome-awareness-day/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Smith-Magenis Awareness Day</a> coming up shortly on November 17, welcoming and supporting families of newly-diagnosed children with education, resources and community, and running camps.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><br><p>Cally is also the powerhouse Chair of Melbourne Inner East Specialy Olympics Club, where Amelie is involved in athletics and snow skiing. This is where she met Mandy and Molly! Cally talks about her experiences attending the Special Olympics National Games in 2022, and the World Games in Berlin earlier this year.&nbsp; Thanks for sharing your story with us Cally!</p><br><p>Find out more about <a href="https://smsaustralia.org/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Smith-Magenis Syndrome Australia</a> and <a href="https://www.specialolympics.com.au/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Special Olympics Australia</a></p><p>Plus:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><ul><li>Listen to our Spotify playlist –<a href="https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2FIEKEeyFLPrVdNW2Qo9dj" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Too Peas: Songs Our Guest Peas Love</a></li><li>Join our <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/371044426914238" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Facebook Hangout</a></li><li>Find us on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd0FdWi8INuj3xt-L4Z-R7Q" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">YouTube</a></li><li>Buy our book <a href="https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-invisible-life-of-us-9781761040252" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">The Invisible Life Of Us</a>!</li><li>Leave us a <a href="http://www.toopeasinapodcast.com.au" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">speakpipe&nbsp;</a></li><li>Help spread the love for Too Peas by rating and reviewing us!</li><li>Melbourne forecast for Thursday November 16 -&nbsp; Shower or two, 18 degrees</li></ul><p>Thank you for supporting Too Peas In A Podcast! We love to hear from you, please contact us here:&nbsp;</p><br><p>Website: www.toopeasinapodcast.com.au</p><p>Email: [email protected]</p><br><p><br></p><br /><hr><p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em;'> Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information.</p>