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Skiing Helps Me Take on the Outside World - Snowbility

18 March 2018

Skiing Helps Me Take on the Outside World - Snowbility
George has autism and other health conditions. Having learnt to ski at The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead, with Snowbility, the specialist coaching school for people with additional needs and mental health, the BBC covered his story.
 
George has just turned 21 and has finally found a sport he is good at and loves. He has Glaucoma, Sturge-Weber Syndrome and is on the Autistic spectrum. For some time, he had been looking for an activity to take part in; a sport that wasn’t team-centric. 
 
Despite the challenging environment of a cold ski slope, and George’s conditions, he soon realised skiing was the sport for him. With the help of one-to-one coaching by specialist instructors at Snowbility, George took to the sport like a duck to water. It has given him more than just a new skill; his confidence and social skills have dramatically improved too.
 
George’s aims: to get to the Paralympics and teach others how to ski.
 
Watch this inspiring video about George.

 

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