SkillCorps®
It's more than a two-week trip. It's a movement for change.
JULY 2020 TRIPS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATION!
Travel the world.
Share your skills.
Empower leaders.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

WHAT IS SKILLCORPS®?
SkillCorps® is an innovative volunteer travel program designed to promote, collaboration, communication, and cultural consideration within the field of autism education.

As a SkillCorps® member, you will train teachers in other countries to teach kids with autism, educating them in evidence based teaching methods. By training them, you empower local teachers to become the experts in their community. 
Travel the world.
Share your skills.
Empower leaders.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE.


WHAT IS SKILLCORPS®?
SkillCorps® is an innovative volunteer travel program designed to promote, collaboration, communication, and cultural consideration within the field of autism education.

As a SkillCorps® member, you will train teachers in other countries to teach kids with autism, educating them in evidence based teaching methods. By training them, you empower local teachers to become the experts in their community. 
APPLICATIONS FOR FEBRUARY 2020 TRIPS
NOW OPEN for a limited time! Don't miss your chance to travel with us in 2020, apply before applications close!
APPLICATIONS FOR FEBRUARY 2020 TRIPS
NOW OPEN for a limited time! Don't miss your chance to travel with us in 2020, apply before applications close!
DO YOU WORK WITH PEOPLE WITH AUTISM?

If you're a passionate professional working in the field of autism education, and you want to travel the world and make a difference, SkillCorps® is for you!
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
1 | APPLY 

Field placement based on qualifications!

Once you complete your online application, our team will be in touch! If you're a potential fit for a team, you may be invited to interview, and our clinical team will assess your qualifications before placing you on a team. Field placement is based on your expertise, your preference, and the needs of our partners. With over 15 partner sites, you'll have the opportunity to select your top two site preferences when you apply.

2 | FUNDRAISE 

Support the global vision!

If you're accepted to a team, you'll begin your SkillCorps® journey with crowdfunding! Each SkillCorps® member fundraises a minimum of $5,000 before traveling to support the model and mission of the Global Autism Project! We provide extensive training and support in fundraising, and walk you through every step of this process! Fundraising also covers a portion of your trip expenses, outlined in detail below. 

3 | TRAVEL 

Spend two weeks providing training at one of our partner sites!

Before you travel to one of our partner sites, you'll join over 100 other SkillCorps® members at orientation! At orientation, you'll meet your team, learn to apply our unique training model, and make connections to last a lifetime. You'll then travel as a team to the field where you'll spend two weeks collaborating with and training the teachers at our partner site. Don't worry, you'll have a weekend excursion and  free evenings to explore!

APPLY | Field placement based on qualifications!
HOW IT WORKS
Once you complete your online application, our team will be in touch! If you're a potential fit for a team, you may be invited to interview, and our clinical team will assess your qualifications before placing you on a team. Field placement is based on your expertise, your preference, and the needs of our partners. With over 15 partner sites, you'll have the opportunity to select your top two site preferences when you apply.
FUNDRAISE | Support the global vision!
HOW IT WORKS
If you're accepted to a team, you'll begin your SkillCorps® journey with crowdfunding! Each SkillCorps® member fundraises a minimum of $5,000 before traveling to support the model and mission of the Global Autism Project! We provide extensive training and support in fundraising, and walk you through every step of this process! Fundraising also covers a portion of your trip expenses, outlined in detail below. 
TRAVEL | Spend two weeks at a partner site!
HOW IT WORKS
Before you travel to one of our partner sites, you'll join over 100 other SkillCorps® members at orientation! At orientation, you'll meet your team, learn to apply our unique training model, and make connections to last a lifetime. You'll then travel as a team to the field where you'll spend two weeks collaborating with and training the teachers at our partner site. Don't worry, you'll have a weekend excursion and  free evenings to explore!

Check out this video of one of our Kenya SkillCorps® teams in the field!

"I didn't realize going into this that I would learn to become a leader. A leader in my life and my own happiness, and a leader in this field and the world! I love that about the Global Autism Project."
 - Brooke, SkillCorps® Alumna
"This was such an eye-opening experience. I learned so much from my team, the teachers, the students... Exactly what I needed."
- Fabienne, SkillCorps® Alumna
"When I discovered SkillCorps, I was tired and seriously questioning our impact as a field... then finding this community who knew how to sustain their impact, and anywhere in the world-- finally, the answers I was searching for."
- Katie, SkillCorps® Alumna
SHOULD YOU APPLY FOR SKILLCORPS?
DO YOU CARE ABOUT PEOPLE WITH AUTISM?
We're looking for passionate professionals working in the field of autism education. If you're a BCBA, RBT, SLP, OTSpecial Education Teacher, or Autistic Self-Advocate, you could be a fit for a team! You don't simply need skills in autism education, however, you must have a desire to make an impact in the world! SkillCorps is more than a two-week trip, it's about activating lasting change in communities across the globe!
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR LIKE-MINDED PROFESSIONALS?
At the Global Autism Project, we believe the only way to truly make an impact in the world and the lives of others is to "do with, not for" the community. SkillCorps is about sharing skills and knowledge. It's about cultural exchange, empowerment and respect. Collaboration, growth, and learning make up the  foundation of SkillCorps®, so if you're looking for like-minded professionals in the field of autism education and advocacy, this community of more than 600 change-makers is what you've been looking for!

ARE YOU IN NEED OF INSPIRATION?
The SkillCorps experience is not just a professional opportunity, it's also about exploring the world and ourselves! More than 98% of our SkillCorps members rate their experience an 8 out 10, and most come back to travel again; seeking the adventure, awakening, and growth that happens when we're in the field. Whether you're a well-traveled therapist experiencing a bit of burn-out,  or if you're a curious, slightly nervous educator... SkillCorps just may be the inspiration you've been looking for. 
SHOULD YOU APPLY FOR SKILLCORPS?

DO YOU CARE ABOUT PEOPLE WITH AUTISM?
We're looking for passionate professionals working in the field of autism education. If you're a BCBA, RBT, SLP, OTSpecial Education Teacher, or Autistic Self-Advocate, you could be a fit for a team! You don't simply need skills in autism education, however, you must have a desire to make an impact in the world! SkillCorps is more than a two-week trip, it's about activating lasting change in communities across the globe!
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR LIKE-MINDED PROFESSIONALS?
At the Global Autism Project, we believe the only way to truly make an impact in the world and the lives of others is to "do with, not for" the community. SkillCorps is about sharing skills and knowledge. It's about cultural exchange, empowerment and respect. Collaboration, growth, and learning make up the  foundation of SkillCorps®, so if you're looking for like-minded professionals in the field of autism education and advocacy, this community of more than 600 change-makers is what you've been looking for!
ARE YOU IN NEED OF INSPIRATION?
The SkillCorps experience is not just a professional opportunity, it's also about exploring the world and ourselves! More than 98% of our SkillCorps members rate their experience an 8 out 10, and most come back to travel again; seeking the adventure, awakening, and growth that happens when we're in the field. Whether you're a well-traveled therapist experiencing a bit of burn-out,  or if you're a curious, slightly nervous educator... SkillCorps just may be the inspiration you've been looking for. 
TODAY, we work with 15 partners
providing locally-led services in 12 different countries

CHINA
INDIA
INDONESIA
SAUDI ARABIA



TANZANIA
KENYA
NIGERIA
RWANDA


NETHERLANDS
CZECH REPUBLIC
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ECUADOR

TODAY, we work with 15 partners
providing locally-led services in 12 different countries
CHINA
INDIA
INDONESIA
SAUDI ARABIA

TANZANIA
KENYA
NIGERIA
RWANDA

NETHERLANDS
CZECH REPUBLIC
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ECUADOR

WHY WE FUNDRAISE
Making a sustainable impact,
one team at a time.
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Without SkillCorps® teams, hands-on training for teachers working with autistic learners outside of North America would be virtually inaccessible.

Your fundraising not only supports some of the cost of your trip, it also funds the ongoing training and support provided by the Global Autism Project long after you leave.

FUNDRAISING SUPPORT AND DETAILS
WE WILL HELP YOU
We've been crowdfunding for over fifteen years, so we're here for you! More than 500 advocates, therapists and educators just like you have successfully fundraised so we recently created a comprehensive training based on their feedback, tips, and advice! AND, you'll have full access to this training the moment you're accepted to a team!
YOU CAN DO THIS
We often hear that fundraising can be uncomfortable and sometimes challenging. But, we also know that our partners, their students, and the families living without rights and opportunities are going through something far more uncomfortable. You can do this... because you care, and because you know how important education is for people with autism. 
WE TOOK DATA
Here at the Global Autism Project, we value data informed decisions. So, we took some data of fundraising efforts of our SkillCorps members, and we found that fundraisers who actively engaged their communities for a period of 2 months raised the full $5,000 faster than members who had more than 5 months to fundraise! So, set your two month plan and change the world with us!
WHAT'S INCLUDED?
Related to trip cost, your fundraising will cover the following:
  • Accommodation for 3 day orientation
  • Team transportation to airport following orientation
  • Accommodation in country for full two weeks
  • 1-2 meals per day 
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
Related to trip cost, you will cover the following:
  • Airfare from your home to NYC, to partner country, to your home
  • Weekend excursion package 
  • Visa Processing (if applicable)
  • Souvenirs
  • 1-2 meals per day
WHAT HAPPENS POST-TRIP?

You come back home! But, if you're like most of our SkillCorps Alumni, you'll stay involved, travel again, and maybe go on to join our team in other ways! Once you're a SkillCorps Alumna, you'll have the opportunity to travel again with various fundraising options after your first trip.

"We're all just teachers, therapists, clinicians... we're not fundraisers! BUT, then you realize you're not alone, we're doing this together, and we got so much incredible support -- fundraising was the learning experience I needed most."
- Sarah, SkillCorps® Alumna
"In the beginning, I thought fundraising was about paying for the trip. But it's not. Fundraising is about having real, hard conversations about what's happening in the world for kids with autism, and Global Autism Project taught me that."
- Bernardus, SkillCorps® Alumna
"The joy and connection I found in this experience shocked me. Even starting with fundraising... it was so uncomfortable in the beginning, and turned into something that changed me completely as a person."
- Anna, SkillCorps® Alumna
OVER FIFTEEN YEARS OF INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

"When we do things for others, we unknowingly make assumptions about what people are capable of, and what they're not capable of. When we do with others, that conversation changes"

Global Autism Project was founded over fifteen years ago, based on the belief local leaders can and will activate change in the world.

Check out the #DoWithNotFor movement, created by our founder!

Molly Ola Pinney
Founder, CEO
OVER FIFTEEN YEARS OF INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

"When we do things for others, we unknowingly make assumptions about what people are capable of, and what they're not capable of. When we do with others, that conversation changes."

Global Autism Project was founded over fifteen years ago, based on the belief local leaders can and will activate change in the world. Check out the #DoWithNotFor movement, created by our founder!


Molly Ola Pinney
Founder, CEO
DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO APPLY!
SkillCorps® Teams travel three times per year | FEBRUARY, JULY, OCTOBER.

February 2020 applications NOW OPEN for a limited time! Don't miss your chance to travel with us in 2020, apply before applications close!

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