Borobodur Bound

Borobodur Bound

By Jeremy Meduri, a member of the SkillCorps Indonesia July 2016 team As we embark on our group excursion, I cannot help but find myself reflecting back on the past few days and what we have accomplished for both the Hi5 Center and the bonds established within this...
Strangers

Strangers

By Johanna Safranski, a member of the SkillCorps India July 2016 team If I had to choose one word to describe my experience in India with my SkillCorp team, I simply could not. One word alone cannot do it justice. Before these two weeks of travel and work, I did not...
Thinking Outside the Box

Thinking Outside the Box

By Caroline Toto, a member of the SkillCorps Indonesia July 2016 team If I had to summarize today into one word it would absolutely be “productive”. As we ended our day in the center and went around the circle sharing our Plus-Deltas for the day, it seems as though...
The Best Medicine

The Best Medicine

By Jill Hickey, a member of the SkillCorps Indonesia July 2016 team My face hurts.  I think each of us has said (or at least thought) this at some point during our trip so far. I know that I haven’t laughed so much and so hard in a very long time, and it has been...
Not So Different

Not So Different

By Bree Lutzow, a member of the SkillCorps Indonesia July 2016 team   Traveling across the world (10,053 miles to be exact!) has many expectations. You expect to try new foods, see unfamiliar faces, explore new terrain, and be exposed to new cultures. What you may not...
Autism and Coding

Autism and Coding

By Jessica Uscamayta, a summer 2016 intern at the Global Autism Project Molly Ola Pinney, the Founder and CEO of the Global Autism Project, and I visited the innovative headquarters of Microsoft at Times Square to give a training session on ABA techniques. Microsoft...
Recognizing Ourselves in Each Other

Recognizing Ourselves in Each Other

By Jessie Sheahan, a member of the SkillCorps India July 2016 team Our days at SOREM are filled with joyous challenges. While there, we are learning how to endure temperatures that hover in the mid 90s but feel closer to 100+, with patience and whatever grace we can...
Say It Like You Mean It

Say It Like You Mean It

Amreen Panjwani is a SkillCorps Indonesia team member and currently in the field. It’s finally here, the start of the July 2016 Indonesia trip, and it starts with training in Brooklyn. From the moment I decided I wanted to participate with the Global Autism...
Expectations

Expectations

By Marina Crain, a member of the SkillCorps Dominican Republic June 2016 team When I was preparing to leave for this trip to the Dominican Republic, people were constantly asking me, “Are you excited?”  I was never quite sure how to respond.  Besides the fact that I...
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