The Global Autism Project is a 501c3 Non-profit organization. There work is driven by one, simple vision: a world where all people with autism can reach their potential, no matter where they live. They have a model that is rooted in sustainability. They only help those who wish to be helped, train teachers, empower local people and then step aside. They build local capacity around the world, not our presence. The mission of the Global Autism Project is to promote the acceptance and integration of individuals worldwide by training communities in culturally relevant, sustainable practices.
My mission since college has been to support individuals and families dealing with autism spectrum disorders in my small corner of the United States. Prior to this opportunity, I got a glimpse of what life is like for many individuals with special needs in other parts of the world, on a trip to Israel, and dreamed of one day being able to help bring skilled individuals to help share their knowledge in some of those places so that all those with special needs have a chance at a better quality of life.
When I found the Global Autism Project, I found my chance to do just that. I can be a part of sharing my education and experience with people who truly want to help support individuals in their community. I will be traveling to Bangalore, India for two weeks. I will be a part of helping a local organization move towards sustainability as a place that offers services to help improve the quality of life of individuals with autism.
With your support, I will be able to make this dream into a reality. I cannot begin to express my gratitude and joy to be able to advocate for the global autism community. The work we will be providing will be about bridging a gap in the understanding of autism worldwide and with your help we can make that happen.
Again, thank you so much and I can't wait to keep each and every one of you updated on this journey.