10 years ago, I got the itch to travel internationally to do some good. The challenges to pursuing that dream were abundant - young children, undergrad, funds, fear, indecision about how to serve, etc.
Fast forward and the kids are teens, education is completed, credential earned, and I have deep-rooted passions: serving individuals with autism, training staff, and building relationships with parents and the community. I also have a travel bug. I began following Global Autism ProJect about a year ago when I started studying for the BCBA exam. I was completely impressed with what they are doing, but didn't really give it much thought as to how I could become involved.
Until a call from Global Autism Project for individuals in the field to apply as a SkillsCorp Team Member caught my eye a few weeks before my 40th birthday. I began my application but reasons - or excuses - came creeping in again. I thought better of it & decided what better way to celebrate 4 decades on earth than to give back to a community in need? I applied, interviewed, and was selected to become a SkillsCorp Team Member in the Czech Republic!
ABA Centrum is located in Prague and serves 21 children in a one-to-one instructional format. The focus at this location is to provide staff training to meet the growth they have experienced. They also are focused on parent trainings and community workshops.
SkillCorps® is an innovative volunteer travel program designed to promote, collaboration, communication, and cultural consideration within the field of autism education.
Please help me to support the mission of Global Autism Project to provide culturally relevant and sustainable training to teachers and advocates at ABA Centrum in Prague, Czech Republic for two weeks in July 2019. This will provide the opportunity for me to donate my time & to share my skills and employ my passion to train teachers and educate them in evidence-based methods and practices. I will empower them to be experts and grow awareness, understanding, and acceptance of those with autism!
THANK YOU for reading and for supporting this worthy endeavor!!!