Diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, Abby Brooke launched “Walking Autism” in order to contribute to an improvement of the issues of autism in Africa. Abby realised two walks so far: journey 1 from Ol-Maisor to Nanyuki in 2014 and journey 2 around Mount Kenya in September 2016.
[An interview with Abby Brooke on Monversation, published 10th July 2017]
Walking Autism is a project created by Abby Brooke. Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome (a high functioning form of autism) at age 13, Abby had been learning more about herself, autism and autism in Africa. This encouraged her to contribute to an improvement of the issues of autism in Africa. Defining herself as a free-thinking nomad, her practice of walking became a way of campaigning for autism awareness.
The last edition of “Walking Autism” was an orbit walk around Mount Kenya in September 2016. Abby, escorted by her two camels, was involved with a one month tour stopping at the major towns of the area: Nanyuki, Meru, Embu, Nyeri and back in Nanyuki. SEP’s therapists and special needs teachers joined the event for talks at all major halts.
Together with Autism Awareness Kenya, SEP is one of the support partners of the “Walking Autism”.
More about Walking Autism: www.walkingautism.org