Those of you who know me well (or have met me at all) probably already know that Global Autism Project is an organization I've wanted to be a part of since I first started working as an in-home, behavior therapist in 2010. Their mission reflects my two greatest passions in life: Exploring the world and its cultures, and teaching students with autism the skills they need to successfully engage with the world around them. For those of you who have somehow evaded hearing me retell their founder's story, it's worth checking out.
"It began with people showing up at my door looking for the lady who knew what autism was. What I heard from one mother inspired me to take action immediately," is how Molly Ola Pinney's story begins, and it was with this quote that she had me sold. For the past 6 years, I've been dedicated to learning about Behavior Analysis and its application to teaching and improving the lives of students with autism. Through careful planning and implementation, I have watched students learn the skills to communicate and connect with their families, teachers and the world around them in ways that were previously thought to be impossible. While services for children with autism in the United States (and especially in Massachusetts) are quickly expanding, the majority of children around the world are left without access to these services. Global Autism Project aims to help fix this problem.
I will be joining SkillCorps team members traveling to Kenya in August 2016. There, we will be working with Kaizora Consultants in Nairobi, training staff and reaching out to parents of children with autism. Help turn my support for this amazing cause a reality. Thank you in advance for you donations, help and support!!
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