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Monday, 18 November 2013

Trekking4Autism

It is my pleasure to be inviting Peter Hosking to the next Orange Asperger's Social Group as a guest speaker. Peter is quite inspirational as he is giving it his all to raise money and awareness (which will eventually lead to more acceptance) for people with an Autism Spectrum Condition. Peter is 31 years old and has Asperger's Syndrome. He will be trekking from Walhalla in Victoria to Tharwa in the ACT along the Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT) (totalling 655kms), from October to December 2014, all in the name of helping people with Autism. 

When he attends the group later in the month he will definitely add some very useful ideas into the group like having a healthy lifestyle which aids in having a healthy mind. Getting out into nature is a great way to improve health, by being out in the fresh air, exercising and getting the endorphin's flowing will help improve your mood and help thoughts become less stagnant. Often, the best thoughts and ideas come to people when they get out from behind the desk or TV and go for a walk or other physical outdoor activity.

He will also be talking about positive mindsets and overcoming obstacles that people with Autism may face, reaching your true potential and attaining goals that you truly deserve. Often people with Autism (myself included) are socially isolated, but with the help of groups like the one that I assist running we can all assist each other and become better people and work towards common goals. I believe that having online friends can help but its human nature to need face-to-face interaction with people (people with Autism included). If anyone has any ideas, opinions or questions about running a group or about Peter's expedition please leave a comment. Peter has asked me to mention that  he is needing some people to help with his trek. He needs to focus on training and physical strength/ endurance so would welcome enthusiastic people to help with media and sponsorships. You can also read more about Peters Trek on his website http://trekking4autism.com.au/.


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