Cultural Differences & Going Against the Odds

By Melissa Escutia, a member of the SkillCorps Indonesia October 2017 team Global Autism Project has different partner sites across the world. I chose to embark on this journey to Indonesia; a country that has been on my mind after falling in love with movies on Bali....

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Addressing the Why

By Cheryl Geniesse, a member of the SkillCorps Kenya October 2017 team My adventure with the Global Autism Spectrum has been an incredible experience.  In our second week at Kaizora, we provided a 2-hour workshop on autism and sexuality.  More specifically, on...

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SkillCorps- It’s not what you think

By Denisha Gingles, a member of the SkillCorps Kenya October 2017 team When I initially joined SkillCorps I was excited to use my professional skills, combined with my love of travel, community, culture, and lastly my love of volunteerism. Their website describes...

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Full Circle

By Elizabeth Castillo, a member of the SkillCorps India October 2017 team When traveling through Indonesia years ago, I came across some amazing people. While getting to know them and taking part in their lives, I learned how, in certain communities in the country,...

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Learning Abroad

By Nick Goebel, a member of the SkillCorps India October 2017 team   I had never heard of Autism until I was about 14-years old, when I met my two younger sisters. Before I met them, I was told that they were “Autistic”. Not know anything about Autism I went to the...

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Friendship Abroad

By Emily Seevers, a member of the SkillCorps Nicaragua October 2017 team Today wraps up the second week of the trip and walking into the center this morning was a bit sad.  I’m going to miss this center, this country and these people.  This trip was more than I could...

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The Year of The Broken Resolution

By Ksenia Kravtchenko, a leader of the SkillCorps Czech Republic October 2017 team, and a doctoral student in the Ph.D. program in Applied Behavior Analysis at the Van Loan School at Endicott College As many of us do at the start of the New Year, I made a New Year’s...

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Unqualified

By Summer Meche, a member of the SkillCorps Czech Republic October 2017 team During a trip to Spain this past April, I had the opportunity to venture out on my own and talk to a few locals while getting to know the city in which I was staying. We made small talk by...

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Finding the Middle Ground

By Samantha Chaulklin, a member of the SkillCorps Kenya October 2017 team     When you think of how to run an ABA program, you have a set idea and plan in your head. It can be difficult to hear that there may be another way to teach the skill. However when we consult...

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Reference Point

By Tiffanie Legg, a member of the SkillCorps Czech Republic October 2017 team As I️ sit here writing this, I️ am lost in thought. Pondering tomorrow. Tomorrow I️ will say goodbye to the amazing individuals that have been working diligently to apply the feedback that...

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Privileged Abroad

By Denisha Gingles, a member of the SkillCorps Kenya October 2017 team "They’re so lucky I’m here,” a quote found on Facebook regarding someone’s voluntourist trip abroad. During orientation with Global Autism Project, prior to traveling to Kenya, we discussed how...

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