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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Culture, Community, Cuisine

By Kristy Anagnost, a member of the SkillCorps® India July 2018 team How do you write about just one thing when writing about India?  Specifically, Skillcorps in India. The people you encounter, the personal and professional development, functioning within a group,...

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Universal Language

By Samantha Chaulklin, a member of the SkillCorps® Uganda July 2018 team I’m a bilingual clinician. I am entirely comfortable switching between languages and adding extra time to meetings to account for translations. While presenting to our partners, we tend to use...

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Welcome to My World

By Noreen Branley, a member of the SkillCorps® India July 2018 team Years ago as an elementary school teacher of typical peers I often used Welcome to My World, a curriculum that strives to sensitize participants to the experience of people living with a variety of...

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