A Big Milestone

by Aidan Dunn, SkillCorps® Assistant, October 5, 2018 Hello readers! I am writing to tell you all about what’s been going on here at the Global Autism Project. We recently met two of our biggest goals for this year! First off, we have some new overseas partners. This...

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Catching Up

by Aidan Dunn, SkillCorps® Assistant, September 10, 2018 Hello readers! It’s been a while hasn’t it. At this point I think I’ll have to ditch the whole weekly part of these blog posts. I’ve been busy or absent for a while now so I haven’t been writing much. In case...

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Updates and Musings

by Aidan Dunn, SkillCorps® Assistant, July 2018 Hello readers! It’s been a while. The Global Autism Project has been busy lately which is why you haven’t heard from me in some time. I’ve been running around setting things up for parties and putting things away after...

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Our Partners, Our Friends

By Johanna Lima, a member of the SkillCorps® Indonesia July 2018 team Trailblazer (n): a person who makes, does, or discovers something new and makes it acceptable or popular.  Everyone, meet Rani and Hotik. When I first met Rani and Hotik, I was immediately humbled...

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Expectations Shattered

By Lisa Kaufman, a member of the SkillCorps® India July 2018 team When I first applied to Global Autism Project, I did not know what I was getting myself into. I did, however, have quite a few expectations. I was going to make a difference in the lives of individuals...

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A Movement of Understanding

By Caitlin Viccari, a member of the SkillCorps® Kenya July 2018 team “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only meant to be understood. Now is the time to understand, so we fear less.” -Marie Curie Today, team Kenya presented workshops on Generalization and AAC to...

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Learning Beyond Expectation

By Kate Davis, a member of the SkillCorps® Kenya July 2018 team How can I accurately describe a moment, a day, or a trip, that has been life changing? How can I find the words for an experience that has altered my mind in unimaginable ways, and transformed the way I...

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Closing the Gap

By Samantha Benoit, a member of the SkillCorps® Netherlands July 2018 team I came into this mission not really knowing what to expect. The Netherlands seemed like they had a lot going for themselves so I was a bit confused as to why a center needed help from the...

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Lost in Translation

By Ashley Kaminoff, a member of the SkillCorps® Nanchang, China July 2018 team “Rate your comfortability with being in a room where no one speaks your language”, the SkillCorps orientation book read; I marked this question as a 1, within my comfort zone. I am from New...

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Different Worlds but the Same Heart

By Mary St.Aubin, a member of the SkillCorps® Nanchang China July 2018 team My name is Mary St.Aubin, and this is my second trip with SkillCorps. I currently have the privilege of being in Nanchang, China at the Huicong Center for Autism. Professionally, I am a...

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The White Lotus

By Marianne Spiotta, a member of the SkillCorps® India July 2018 team This experience pushes you out of your comfort zone in all ways and like nothing I have ever done before. And yet at the same time, while you are in that uncomfortable and murky place, you have no...

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Team India!

By Lisa DiPiro, a member of the SkillCorps® India July 2018 team "I can't believe I'm here" are the words that I continue to say to myself. Leading up to the trip I was filled with many emotions. Mostly excitement and eagerness, but nervousness was mixed into it as...

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