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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India’s Powerful Womankind

By: Lisa-Melanie Kaluza Levy I had some vague notions about the status of woman generally in India, before I stepped off the plane. Many concerned friends and relatives had cautionary advice about our travels and begged me to be safe here, so I will admit to feeling...

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Super Supervision

By: Krystal Draveling Coming into this trip I really did not have any expectations. I knew I was excited to work with kids, gain experience in the field of ABA, and to have the opportunity to travel. I had completed one year of my coursework, with one year to go...

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Natural Learners

By: Emma Schnell During our SkillCorps orientation, we participated in an activity where we answered open-ended questions with single words. Who are you? What do you want? Where do you come from?  The last one was challenging. For me, the first and only word that came...

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Skillcorps July 2019 – Indonesia

By: Katie Smith For a few years, I had been hearing about the Global Autism Project, I had talked to colleagues who had traveled with the Global Autism Project, and I had done some research in regards to the experience.  Every time I would think about it or hear about...

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Is This a Thing?…

By: Jami Bhatti I wasn’t quite sure what I was signing up for when I applied for SkillCorps. I knew I loved doing ABA and have always had a strong desire to travel. The thought of combining the two and being able to see what ABA looks like in other parts of the world...

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Hierarchy of Needs

By: Emma Schnell Touring SOREM on one of our very first days, there was a lot to take in: the building, the classrooms, the students, the staff. It was overwhelming in the best way possible.  As Sangeeta, Vice Principal of SOREM, proudly showed us around her school,...

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ASHA- Home of Strong Women

By: Andrea VanSickle ASHA – Academy for Severe Handicaps and Autism- is located in Bangalore, India. It was originally created by a female, as an avenue to work with children that would not normally attend public or even private school. The school is also run by the...

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Finding Balance

By: Erica Zuazua Before even knowing about Global Autism Project (GAP), I lost my “why”. Why was I teaching? Why did I want to work with kids? I couldn’t answer these questions and that is what they call teacher burnout. We all get into this field for a reason, and I...

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