Transitions

Transitions

By Raakel Garcia-Chacon, a member of the SkillCorps Dominican Republic June 2016 team Since my trip began, I have ridden in 2 planes, the NY subway, 15+ taxis, and squished several times with my 5 colleagues in a small car with no seatbelts, sitting on laps. I have...
Group Dynamics and Comfort Zones

Group Dynamics and Comfort Zones

By Nicole Vogel, a member of the SkillCorps Dominican Republic June 2016 trip From the moment I joined the Global Autism Project, with the SkillCorps June 2016 Dominican Republic team, I knew that I would be getting out of my comfort zone in some ways more than...
Reflections from Orientation

Reflections from Orientation

By Callie Plattner, a member of the SkillCorps Dominican Republic June 2016 team Part One I’ve been engaging in a substantial amount of private verbal behavior over the last 24 hours.  One does a lot of “thinking” when they are about to travel out of the country for 2...
Chimamanda, Stories, and Lalasalama

Chimamanda, Stories, and Lalasalama

By Holly Washburn, a member of the SkillCorps Kenya April 2016 team “Stories can be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can be used to break dignity of people, but stories can also be used to repair that dignity.” ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche I began...
Autism Awareness Event in Nairobi

Autism Awareness Event in Nairobi

By Elyse Davis, a member of the SkillCorps Kenya April 2016 team. She has also traveled on SkillCorps trips to India and the Dominican Republic. Yesterday, Nairobi had a special occasion that hosted hundreds of people for an Autism Awareness Event. Hosted at the Bomas...
New Beginnings

New Beginnings

By Shannon Chesbro, a member of the SkillCorps Kenya April 2016 team I came into this new country knowing who I was and what I wanted to experience while I was here; I am now going to leave this country knowing what I want in life and who I want to become. This trip...
Their Full Potential

Their Full Potential

By Allison Bickelman, a member of the SkillCorps Kenya April 2016 team As a BCBA and program supervisor, I spend my work days writing behavior plans and skill building programs. I was beyond thrilled to start working at Kaizora alongside Pooja, the only BCBA in Kenya,...
Orientation is a bit different the third time around

Orientation is a bit different the third time around

By Elyse Davis, a member of the SkillCorps Kenya April 2016 trip. Elyse has also traveled on two other SkillCorps trips, one to India and one to the Dominican Republic. Every time I walk into the office with my new team, it’s like I’m learning about Global Autism...
#SugarArt4Autism

#SugarArt4Autism

Have you heard about Sugar Art for Autism? 100 Cake Artists from 21 countries all over the world have come together to celebrate autism during the month of April! Read on about their SWEET work! “The group, founded in April 2015, proudly includes Sugar Artists...

Awareness is Useless

by Sara Costello, Director of International Partnerships at Global Autism Project Consider the components of awareness events: Acknowledging a population, identifying the markers of a demographic. We talk about the signs and symptoms. We discuss the challenges, and at...
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