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One of my favourite things about blogging is the twists and turns that it takes you on. You never know who you are going to meet and quite where you will end up. (Keeps life interesting)
Rarely do I meet a TRUE HERO. (Lets face it we live in a money orientated capitalist society with shallow values). I met George through my own personal interest in Autism and Mental Health. As a qualified occupational therapist who specialises in Autism I also have experience of working in Learning Disabilities, In-patient mental health, Community mental health, Forensic mental health, Paediatrics and Elderly care. I even wrote my dissertation at university on a similar enterprise to George’s that was taking autistic kids and kids with mental health problems out wild camping in America to teach them how to take responsibility for their own lives. George we must have been separated at birth!
The Man Himself
George Arkinstall is a 23 year old Brisbane entrepreneur. For the last 3 years he has been running his social enterprise Gardening A Difference that creates supportive employment for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and those facing Depression.