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Taking on the highest mountain in the UK! for National Autistic Society because I'm raising money for National Autistic Society.

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  • Event: Ben Nevis Challenge 2018, 12 Aug 2018

National Autistic Society

We provide support, services and advice to help autistic people and their families

Charity Registration No. 269425

Story

Hello!

I am a former fisheries biologist and technical writer (from
Canada) who moved to the UK in 2007 to teach science and biology; currently, I teach year 6.

Last May, after waiting a year for the appointment, I was diagnosed
with Asperger syndrome. The diagnosis, after decades of not knowing why I was "different" and didn't seem to fit in, was a mainly positive
experience which I am still adapting to. I am currently planning on pursuing a PhD, focusing on science communication and autistic students, so that I can share my knowledge and experience - and hopefully make things easier for autistic students than it was for me. For me, the Ben Nevis Challenge is much more than just a fundraising opportunity for a worthy cause - it is a personal, symbolic journey to surmount the obstacles that I face as an autistic person.

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