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Putting AUTISM on TOP - Kilimanjaro


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"Putting AUTISM on TOP – Kilimanjaro" is our mission to put Autism on the top of every South African's priority list, due to the global epidemic in diagnosis. The project will be lead by Sean Wisedale, who has to date successfully climbed Kilimanjaro 8 times. Follow the planning, progress, training, preparation and exciting news with constant updates, including blog posts, photos, videos and Twitter updates from Gerhard Pieterse (aka Jail4Bail). Be a part of the journey by following us online as we update live, all the way up to Uhuru peak. Contact Gerhard Pieterse for sponsorship, marketing and advertising opportunities at or make online donations to Autism (with tax deductions) at You can make a difference to more than 600 000 families living with Autism. Please support Autism in South Africa.
20 - 27 November 2009

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Putting AUTISM on TOP - Kilimanjaro

  1. 2. Did You Know? <ul><li>“ More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with diabetes, cancer, & AIDS combined.” </li></ul><ul><li>– World Autism Awareness Day 2 April 2009 </li></ul>
  2. 3. Did You Know? <ul><li>Approximately 67 Million people worldwide are affected by Autism. </li></ul><ul><li>Autism is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Boys are 4 times more likely than girls to have Autism </li></ul><ul><li>There is no medical detection or cure for Autism, but early diagnosis and intervention improves outcomes. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Did You Know? <ul><li>“ Autism affects 1:150 children under the age of 6 years old. ” </li></ul><ul><li>– World Autism Organisation </li></ul>
  4. 5. What are we doing about it?
  5. 6. KILIMANJARO - 5895 m - 20 – 27 November 2009
  6. 8. KILIMANJARO - 5895 m -
  7. 12. Sometimes you need some motivation?
  8. 13. Are we going up or down?
  9. 14. Learned some new language?
  10. 15. Gone to some funny places?
  11. 16. Why are we doing this?
  12. 17. Ambulance Service on Kili!
  13. 18. Beneficiary:
  14. 19. <ul><li>To create awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder. </li></ul><ul><li>To raise much needed funds for to develop additional services. </li></ul>Objectives:
  15. 20. How can you support? <ul><li>Sponsorship Title & Other </li></ul><ul><li>Donations via Direct or via </li></ul><ul><li>Moral support via </li></ul>
  16. 21. “ Let’s STOP this NOW”
  17. 22. Who are currently supporting us?
  18. 23. <ul><li>“ I sincerely thank you for your support. We can make an extremely valuable & far reaching impact on the lives of SO many people affected by Autism with some support from a couple of friends.” </li></ul>Gerhard Pieterse Message from AWC!