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SkillCorps® | Netherlands July 2019

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THE STORY:

Hi Everyone! I've been given the amazing opportunity to travel to The Netherlands in July 2019 as part of a SkillCorps Team for The Global Autism Project. SkillCorps develops and maintains international partnerships with schools for children with Autism; they currently have partner schools in 10 different countries! The organization aims to empower and train teachers in those countries to use Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), an evidence based method used to teach individuals with Autism. The specific school I will be traveling to is located in The Hague, The Netherlands, and works with migrant and refugee families who have children with Autism. I could not be more excited to be a part of this team!

The way their model works is this: schools around the world apply for a partnership if there is a need in their community for experts in the field of teaching children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Board Certified Behavior Analysts oversee treatment for students with Autism by putting behavioral support plans in place which increase that student’s ability to communicate and gain independence in their daily lives. Once a school has been accepted for a partnership, The Global Autism Project sends a team to that school to talk with the local staff and see how they can work together to come up with effective treatment plans for their students. The Global Autism Project provides 96% of the funding for these partnerships through the donations they receive.

What I love most about this organization is their devotion to sustainability and cultural sensitivity with the communities they partner with. They do not just give money or advice to a school and then leave. Instead, they team up with the local school staff to listen to their needs and work together to develop a plan to help the students in a way that is appropriate in their community. For example, in the United States where a person’s independence and ability to support themselves is valued highly, an important thing to teach a student with Autism might be work skills that will help them eventually sustain a job and make money. However, in a country where a person’s role in their family or community is more valued than their personal independence, a more useful thing to teach a student with Autism might be to carry out chores or tasks relevant to their family unit or cultural traditions.

In order to attend this trip, I am required to raise a minimum of $5,000 for the Global Autism Project. This money will go directly to the charity, and helps them provide clinical support and maintain their relationships with their international partner schools, among other initiatives. Please help me make a difference by ensuring that all individuals with Autism have access to the interventions and care they need, regardless of where they were born!

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$5,565

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  • Sheryl Chapman

    $25

  • Brandon Wasgatt

    $25

  • Susan Lawrence

    $100

  • Linda Leone

    $25

  • Sandy Heath Bierig

    $25

  • Robert and Barbara Bierig

    $250

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  • Brian J Bierig

    $150

  • Aunt Terrie & Uncle Matt Neyland

    $100

  • Jim Jam

    $25

  • Courtney & Michael

    $50

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  • Susan Ernst

    $25

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  • Meri Jo Bierig

    $50

  • Jessica Hurley

    $25

  • Andrea

    $50

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  • Rachel

     

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  • Kathy and Joe Ryan

    $100

  • Stephanie Staszewski

    $50

  • Karin Chambers

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Mary Kate Mancini

    $20

  • Despina Hatzisavas

    $25

  • Rita Mansfield

    $25

  • Lauren Capasso

    $50

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  • Carly & Kevin

    $50

  • Dave, Ashley, and Nora DuBois

    $50

  • Gramma Purple

    $10

  • Patrick Mansfield

    $50

  • Jeff

    $100

  • Teresa Ryan

    $100

  • Dianne DuBois

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Robert Ryan

    $100

  • Uncle Mike

    $30

  • One of Your peppers fam!!

    $25

  • Tara and Kumar

    $50

  • Xmas money from family

    $150

  • Joe and Kathy Ryan

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jim Jam

    $25

  • Meri Jo Bierig

    $50

  • Megan Mahoney

     

  • Drew Smith and Ali Carroll

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michelle and Matt

    $50

  • Beth Stephenson

    $20

  • Kendra

    $50

  • Christy

     

  • The Louk family

     

  • Mark s disessa

    $25

  • Ruby Sadoques

    $25

  • John Mackie

    $25

  • Sheryl and Steve Chapman

    $200

  • Patty and Chris

    $200

  • Kathleen Ryan

    $25

  • Josh

     

  • Rebecca Lukaszek

    $140

  • Rachel and Chris

    $115

  • Trevor

    $65

  • Marissa J

     

  • Sarah O’Brien

     

  • Melanie Martha

     

  • Kathleen Connolly

    $50

  • Marci Spagnoli

    $25

  • Teresa Ryan

     

  • Mary Kate Mancini

    $15

  • Blackstrap BBQ Bingo Fundraiser

    $1,240

  • Matthew & Jaclyn Bamonte

    $50

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111% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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The Team: $25,941 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Ariel Bierig

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Katy Kleindienst

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Kristina Bartell

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Donor Comments

Matthew & Jaclyn Bamonte

Matthew & Jaclyn Bamonte

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Blackstrap BBQ Bingo Fundraiser

Blackstrap BBQ Bingo Fundraiser

DONATION: $1,240

Thank you everyone!!! 7 months ago

Mary Kate Mancini

Mary Kate Mancini

DONATION: $15

Sorry I can't be at the event tonight-Thank you again for the letter of recommendation! :) 7 months ago

Teresa Ryan

Teresa Ryan

Can’t make it tonight! But still wanted to support! Have fun!!! 7 months ago

Marci Spagnoli

Marci Spagnoli

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

Kathleen Connolly

Kathleen Connolly

DONATION: $50

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Melanie Martha

Melanie Martha

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Sarah O’Brien

Sarah O’Brien

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Marissa J

Marissa J

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Trevor

Trevor

DONATION: $65

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