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My target 100 kms
WE DID IT!
Cycling goal: 100km
Fundraising goal: $500
What that means is -WE SMASHED IT :D
Your contribution has helped in raising over $270,000 for autism. More than 1000 people got on their bike to cycle, and it sure has been a humbling experience to be part of it.
For more information about where the funds are going and about ASPECT (Autism Spectrum Australia); head to https://www.autismspectrum.org.au/
Another day -another ride #forAutism
It felt like a blessing to be out and about in Melbourne doing 'exercise' today. I enjoyed listening to an audio book as I cruised through my regular track; whenever I listen to audiobooks and cycle I can't seem to speed.. I like it take it slow and steady.
Anyway, this week I've learned a bit about Autism in girls; and how it is often overlooked as most studies have been conducted on boys, and that girls tend to present differently. If you're interested to learn more, here's a fruitful article: https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-20/high-functioning-autism-why-many-women-are-undiagnosed/8727540?pfmredir=sm
This book looks like a great read too: http://www.tonyattwood.com.au/about-aspergers/girls-and-women-who-have-aspergers
(I will try to find it on audible and listen to it on my next ride)
What a great week it has been so far, will keep you posted as we near the finish line!
Until next time, adios amigos (:
Woah -Almost there!
"If you wait for the perfect conditions, you'll never get anything done"
Wish me luck, we've got this -I hope! :D
Practicing for next week!!
While the ride was amazing, because I was with my toddler it meant constantly checking in, reciting the "very hungry caterpillar " story on repeat and stopping to play in the grass. As much as I just wanted to cycle, having to wear my mum hat (or helmet in this case) meant showing extra care and taking the ride slow.
This made made me reflect on what it might be like to be responsible for a child with autism, and the extra challenges that may come with that -different challenges -as I've recently learned that each child with autism is unique and totally different from another child with autism. "if you meet one child with autism, it means you've only met one child with autism" -a quote I stumbled across on my IG feed today.
A wonderful ride, tracked on STRAVA and my first update.
Practicing for my 100km next week!!
Thanks so much for your support, so proud of everyone who donated, and it's thanks to each of your contributions that we are at $376 now -half way mark already!! So grateful!
Who I’m riding for..
I’m not riding for anyone in particular, I’m riding for everyone!
I’m riding for autism to help create a world where no-one on the autism spectrum is left behind.
Before working in the education space with high school students, I had little knowledge about autism. Being exposed to, and working one-on-one with students on the autism-spectrum has increased my awareness and insight of what it actually looks like and may feel like to live with a brain that’s wired a little differently from the 'norm'.
People on the spectrum see, hear, feel and experience the world differently. For many, simply coping with the everyday can lead to confusion, anxiety and isolation.
An estimated 1 in every 70 people is on the spectrum. Along with their family members this means autism is a part of daily life for over a million Australians.
I've set my challenge to 100km and I'll be riding from Sunday 5th - 12th July while raising much needed funds to support people on the autism spectrum.
By uniting and taking action, we can help provide opportunities for people on the autism spectrum to participate, engage and thrive in the world around them.
Help make my ride count and show your support by donating today! Every donation counts :)
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Thank you to my Sponsors
Zahra & Yaser
Tarik & Duaa
Anushka And Ali