Then and Now

By: Stephanie Phelan, SkillCorps Member Peru February 2014 and Kenya July 2019 Then (2014). Then I was 27-years-old. I was not yet married but was planning a wedding. I lived in Massachusetts. I earned my certification as a Behavior Analyst 3 months earlier. I felt...

Autism is Universal

By: Andrew Bennett “Acceptance is only bound by what borders you choose to bind it by.” There is a Web forum for people with autism called “Wrong Planet,” as if we are aliens learning to adapt to Earth. I live with autism and have traveled to my fifth foreign country...

Happy Squeals

By: Cheyanne Worldand I went into this trip with very little expectations. I was going to be surrounded by people I didn’t know in places I’ve never been. As scary as that may sound, I saw it as an opportunity to grow. Applying for this trip was the first stepping...

Gratitude, New Perspective, and New Friendships.

By: Amanda Childs I joined The Global Autism Project thinking of what I could bring to the table, not what I could take away from the experience. I could sit down and write all about myself and how I learned so much from my experience and time on this trip; however, I...

If Not Us Then Who?

By: Amanda Rowland “You want me to do what?!” I exclaimed upon learning that I had to fundraise $5000.  I knew I loved to travel. I had even previously done sustainable volunteer work in Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Ghana. I also knew that I was passionate about providing...

Namaee = Development

By: Nicole Skotz Walking into the center the first day, there were many thoughts running through my mind: where are we, what’s it going to look like, how are we going to communicate, what are we training the staff on, and … it’s scorching hot! All of those...