I will never forget the day that one of my incredibly fascinating and intelligent students told me, via his assistive communication device, “Thank you for treating me like a real kid. Most people talk to me like I am stupid. I need different things and I speak different, but I am just a kid.” This message resonated with me and has significantly impacted my perspective and how I look at each child with autism as a unique individual with a potential that has yet to be discovered. I have witnessed that all students learn best when they are truly treated as individuals and are supported within their own specific learning goals regardless of the obstacles and limitations. My passion in life is being a Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist, it is what brings me the most joy; sharing, learning and growing.
I am honored and humbled for the opportunity to join the Global Autism SkillsCorp team this July in the Dominican Republic to support individuals on the Autism Spectrum. We will be providing trainings and clinical expertise as well as collaborating and learning from the on-site team. This opportunity with Global Autism Project will allow me to join a like-minded group of professionals to share our passion and skills and to work together to create increased awareness and integration of children with autism. I have fully committed to fundraising $5,000 for this incredible opportunity, and all donations to my Crowdrise page will go towards funding the services, material and education involved with this trip as well as the housing. I will be responsible for my own flights and food during the project trip. The mission of Global Autism Project is to increase awareness and facilitate the acceptance and integration of individual’s with autism, as well as to promote growth, change and opportunities for these individual’s across the world. Please join me in this amazing mission by donating, offering your thoughts, and accompanying me on this journey. Thank you for helping "DO WITH no for."
Check out more information here: https://youtu.be/11ZeUQ-0RpY
Check out this great TEDtalk by the founder of Global Autism Project, Molly Pina: https://youtu.be/1-0fxQWzuIk