Filling In the Gaps

by Adriana Torres, a member of the SkillCorps® China-Nanchang October 2018 team      To put this experience into words is an impossible task, but I am going to try. So far, I can sum it up in a couple of words: funny, emotional, eye opening, amazing, inspiring.  ...

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The Joy of Teaching

By Bethany Greene, a member of the SkillCorps® China-Nanchang October 2018 team    The most reinforcing part of this journey so far is seeing the teachers. They truly love what they do and they want these children to succeed. These children absolutely love the...

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Masala Chai and Beyond!! 

by Michele Tull, a member of the SkillCorps® India October 2018 team  Starbucks!! Say no more right? America’s favorite daily guilty pleasure. Oh so so sorry Starbucks, but your chai latte will never be the same! India... you had me at tea time! It was so much more...

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Language “Barrier” 

by Kat Kedryna, a member of the SkillCorps® India October 2018 team  As a behavior analyst, I spend much of my time with individuals who do not communicate using vocal language. I interact with these children and adults on a daily basis, having meaningful...

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Backseat Teaching

By Courtney Perez, a member of the SkillCorps® India October 2018 team  The first time I heard this concept of backseat teaching was in New York, at SkillCorps training with the Global Autism Project. The idea is you are coaching the teacher without directly working...

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Take Me Home, Village Roads

By Gail Switzer, a member of the SkillCorps® India October 2018 team  Village roads, take me home, to a place I belong; Amritsar, Agra, Delhi, and Chandigarh. We may not be on the country roads of West Virginia (or Pennsylvania for me), but this song does not lose its...

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This week in the GAP

by Aidan Dunn, SkillCorps® Assistant, October 31, 2018 Happy Halloween Readers!! Or maybe happy post-Halloween! (We don’t usually update the blog on the days I finish writing them…) Aidan here, with another update on what’s going on with the Global Autism Project!...

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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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