New Zealander of the Year nomination!

          Kelly Dugan is among the nominees for the Kiwibank 2015 New Zealander of the Year! Nominations are still open, so get your vote in for Kelly Boy here....

ASB Breaking Boundries

In December SmileDial was given a $3000.00 donation from ASB Bank, cheers. We decided that we would use this money to create a new event that would allow SmileDial kids to Break the Boundaries. A series of activities that would take them to their boundaries and then...

March Update – Letter From Kelly Boy

Welcome to the SmileDial New Zealand Incorporated Newsletter issue one. This newsletter will be sent to all of our registered members and also our supporters once a month and is to provide a summary of what has been going on, how we have used donations, who we have...

Breaking Boundaries? More like, SMASHING THEM!

March 2015, Rafting Trip Kelly Dugan   WOW, what a weekend. Four awesome SmileDial kids and a parent each, a crew of amazing people from Ultimate Descents, Jeeza and his team from MakingTrax and a river that needed to be conquered and boundaries to be broken. The kids...

My daughter’s a different type of perfect

Published on stuff.co.nz on 28 January 2015 I have a child with special needs. I am that guy, we are that family. The ones you see at the park and you think, "I wonder what is wrong with that kid". That is us. I knew nothing about people with special needs until I had...

I just want to make her OK…

Published on stuff.co.nz 4 February 2015 Ground hog day. Over and over again today, the same as yesterday, and tomorrow no doubt will be the same as all the days before. More screaming and another day listening to my daughter scream my name. They said she may never...

Welcome to SmileDial

Just over two years ago I started SmileDial with the goal of supporting families that have a child with special needs. I had no long term plan for SmileDial so it is amazing to find myself here, running a charity full time and being in the position where I have been...