Strangers

By: Kelly Slattery When I first signed up for Skillcorps I knew the trip would be life changing.  I knew that I would learn a lot from my experience and was excited for the challenge.  What I didn't know was, how much I would learn from the 8 strangers that were...

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Educators Matter Too

By: Kelly Cotter I am a special education teacher turned assistive technology specialist in North Carolina.  3 years ago through a Google search, I found the Global Autism Project. The Global Autism Project allowed me opportunities I would have never had otherwise.  I...

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Making Room

By: Errin Alexander As I was preparing for my trip to India, I decided to clear my phone of some pictures in order to make room for pictures and videos I was planning to take while in-country. During our long van ride from Agra to Chandigarh, I saw my teammate  doing...

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Nanchang China

By: Marianne Spiotta Once again, this experience has been an amazing one.  We had a great team of professionals who were able to work together to create and deliver trainings.  We had 7 Skillscorps members with strong personalities, trying to figure out how to work...

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My Journey

By: Alexis Adams As I sit back and begin to tell all my stories to family and friends about my trip, I can’t help but feel grateful for every part of this experience such as creating amazing friendships, learning so much about the Chinese culture, the beautiful...

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Why was I ever skeptical?

By: Lennae Anderson July 2019 Im supposed to use ABA?!  I’m a baby in the field of ABA. Less than 3 years I’ve been and RBT and I’ve primarily done skill acquisition with children on the autism spectrum. When researching the Global Autism Project and their behavior...

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Nanchang July 2019

By: Lizzy Nowell My time in Nanchang taught me patience, creativity, open mindedness, and so much more. It helped me view the world from the eyes of others in a way I’d never be able to do without the support of Global Autism Project and SkillCorps. Taking a step into...

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SLP Abroad?

By: Natalie DePyper Upon being selected for The Global Autism Project’s July 2019 Skillcorps trip to India, I tried to imagine what my work in Chandigarh wold look like. I reached out to some friends that have traveled with Skillcorps in the past, and a few people who...

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Team Bonding

By: Ally Bancroft Teamwork and rapport were the theme of the day for our second day in Nanchang, China. About to embark on an amazing journey to help build sustainability with the staff and the Huicong School, we were very unsure on many things. How will we...

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Chandigarh, India

By: Sarahanne Beegle First official day in India! To be honest, today felt a bit more like 3 days rolled into one. There are two teams in India this July, one stationed in Chandigarh, mine, and one stationed in Bangalore. All 17 of us arrived in Delhi on Saturday...

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The Stigma of Autism and AAC

By: Sara Holland, M.Sc.(A), R.SLP, SLP(C) Upon arriving in Ecuador we found out the Centre would be taking the kids to a local amusement park on our first day and we were invited! MaFer, the clinic director, does this for the kids and their families every year. As...

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