NOW PLANNING TRIPS FOR 2022!!
SkillCorps®
It's more than a two-week trip. It's a movement for change.
THE GLOBAL AUTISM PROJECT IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS TO TRAVEL IN 2022!! SPOTS ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED - SO APPLY TODAY!
NOW PLANNING TRIPS FOR 2022!!
SkillCorps®
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR 2022 TRIPS! LIMITED AVAILABILITY – APPLY NOW!
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GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE.
BOLD COLLABORATION.


EXTRAORDINARY OUTCOMES.

WHAT IS SKILLCORPS®?
SkillCorps® is an innovative, collaborative, professional development travel program for Autistic Self-Advocates and autism service providers – worldwide.

This experience is for professionals working in the field of autism education and advocacy; seeking cultural exploration, collaborative breakthroughs, and professional transformation.

SkillCorps® is an opportunity to take your life and your career to a new realm of possibility; by learning to apply your unique experience and skills in a way that advances humanity and bridges the global opportunity gap through meaningful collaboration.

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. BOLD COLLABORATION.
EXTRAORDINARY OUTCOMES.

WHAT IS SKILLCORPS®?
SkillCorps® is an innovative, collaborative, professional development travel program for Autistic Self-Advocates and autism service providers – worldwide.

This experience is for professionals working in the field of autism education and advocacy; seeking cultural exploration, collaborative breakthroughs, and professional transformation.

SkillCorps® is an opportunity to take your life and your career to a new realm of possibility; by learning to apply your unique experience and skills in a way that advances humanity and bridges the global opportunity gap through meaningful collaboration.

NOW PLANNING TRIPS FOR 2022!!
APPLICATIONS FOR 2022 TRIPS
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR 2022 TRIPS! LIMITED AVAILABILITY – APPLY NOW!
"This was such an eye-opening experience. I learned so much from my team, the teachers, the students... Exactly what I needed."
- Fabienne, SkillCorps® Alumna
"I didn't realize going into this that I would learn to become a leader. A leader in my life and my own happiness, and a leader in this field and the world! I love that about the Global Autism Project."
 - Brooke, SkillCorps® Alumna

"It's about knowing you're not alone. Sometimes when you're the only one doing this in your community, it's hard to keep going. SkillCorps changes that."
- Brooke, Partner in Tanzania
DO YOU HAVE PERSONAL OR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE WITH AUTISM?

If you're a professional working to increase access to equal opportunity for the Autistic community, SkillCorps® is for you! If you're an Autistic Self-Advocate looking to bridge the gap in understanding of autism world-wide, SkillCorps® is for you! After a decade of work, this program has been recognized as one of the most effective personal and professional development programs available for autism service providers and Autistic Self-Advocates today.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
1 | APPLY 

Field placement based on site compatibility and need!

Once you complete your online application, our team will be in touch! Field placement is based on your professional background, your goals and intentions, and international partner site compatibility. You'll have the opportunity to select your top two site preferences when you apply!

2 | FUNDRAISE 

Invest in a better future for the global Autistic community!

When you're accepted to a team, you'll begin your SkillCorps® journey with crowdfunding and powerful sharing! Each SkillCorps® member fundraises a minimum of $5,000 before traveling to support the vision of the Global Autism Project! Fundraising is an important part of your program, and we provide ongoing support.

3 | TRAVEL 

Spend two weeks collaborating, sharing, and learning at one of our partner sites!

Before you travel to one of our partner sites, you'll join 75-100 other SkillCorps® members at orientation! Orientation is a powerful two-day escalated learning experience designed to prepare you for your journey to the field. You'll then travel as a team where you'll explore and collaborate to execute a project from start to finish – led and requested by our local partners!

4 | TRANSFORM 

Transform the conversation and the way in which the world views autism!

At its core, SkillCorps® is about collaboration. This program is designed to transform the way in which we come together as humans – all over the world – to solve major problems. SkillCorps® is about bridging global gap in awareness and acceptance of autism. It's about working together across cultural, language, and professional barriers. Together, we can create a world in which these barriers cannot exist. 

APPLY Field placement based on site & program compatibility!
HOW IT WORKS

Once you complete your online application, our team will be in touch! Field placement is based on your professional background, your goals and intentions, and international partner site compatibility. You'll have the opportunity to select your top two site preferences when you apply!

FUNDRAISE | Invest in a better future for autism services globally!
HOW IT WORKS

When you're accepted to a team, you'll begin your SkillCorps® journey with crowdfunding and powerful sharing! Each SkillCorps® member fundraises a minimum of $5,000 before traveling to support the vision of the Global Autism Project! Fundraising is an important part of your program, and we provide ongoing support.

TRAVEL Spend two weeks collaborating and learning at one of our partner sites!
HOW IT WORKS

Before you travel to one of our partner sites, you'll join 75-100 other SkillCorps® members at orientation! Orientation is a powerful two-day escalated learning experience designed to prepare you for your journey to the field. You'll then travel as a team where you'll explore and collaborate to execute a project from start to finish – led and requested by our local partners!

TRANSFORM | Transform the conversation and the way in which the world views autism!

At its core, SkillCorps® is about collaboration. This program is designed to transform the way in which we come together as humans – all over the world – to solve major problems. SkillCorps® is about bridging global gap in awareness and acceptance of autism. It's about working together across cultural, language, and professional barriers. Together, we can create a world in which these barriers cannot exist. 

Check out this video of one of our Kenya SkillCorps® teams in the field!

TODAY, we work with 14 partners
providing locally-led services in 11 different countries

CHINA
INDIA
INDONESIA



TANZANIA
KENYA
NIGERIA
RWANDA

SAUDI ARABIA


CZECH REPUBLIC
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ECUADOR

TODAY, we work with 14 partners
providing locally-led services in 11 different countries
CHINA
INDIA
INDONESIA
SAUDI ARABIA

TANZANIA
KENYA
NIGERIA
RWANDA

CZECH REPUBLIC
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ECUADOR

WHY WE FUNDRAISE

Embrace challenge. Discover what's possible.

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Our SkillCorps® Community makes the work of the Global Autism Project possible. But fundraising is also for you. By stepping outside of what's comfortable and into the unknown, you'll discover a new realm of possibilities for yourself and your life. We guide you in this process in our online community for new SkillCorps® members. 

"We're all just teachers, therapists, advocates... we're not fundraisers! BUT, then you realize you're not alone, we're doing this together, and we got so much incredible support -- fundraising was the learning experience I needed most."
- Sarah, SkillCorps® Alumna
"In the beginning, I thought fundraising was about paying for the trip. But it's not. Fundraising is about having real, hard conversations about what's happening in the world for kids with autism. I learned so much about myself in this."
- Bernardus, SkillCorps® Alumna
"The joy and connection I found in this experience shocked me. Even starting with fundraising... it was so uncomfortable in the beginning, and turned into something that changed me completely as a person."
- Anna, SkillCorps® Alumna
ALL THE DETAILS
WHAT'S INCLUDED?
Your trip expenses which are covered include:
  • Accommodation for 3 nights at orientation
  • Team transportation to airport following orientation
  • Accommodation in country for full two weeks
  • 1-2 meals per day 
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
Additional expenses you will need to pay include:
  • Airfare from your home to orientation, to partner country, to your home
  • Weekend excursion package 
  • Visa and vaccine requirements
  • Souvenirs
  • 1-2 meals per day
WHAT HAPPENS POST-TRIP?

You come back home! But, if you're like most of our SkillCorps Alumni, you'll stay involved, travel again, and maybe go on to join our team in other ways! Once you're a SkillCorps Alum, you'll have the opportunity to step into leadership roles, travel, present, and so much more.

NEARLY TWO DECADES OF INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

"When we do things for others, we unknowingly make assumptions about what people are capable of, and what they're not capable of. When we do with others, that conversation changes"

Global Autism Project was founded over fifteen years ago, based on the belief local leaders can and will activate change in their own communities. We center Autistic voices and work with, not for the community.

Check out the #DoWithNotFor movement, created by our founder!

Molly Ola Pinney
Founder, CEO
WITH GRATITUDE TO OUR 2022 SKILLCORPS® SPONSORS!

2022 TITLE SPONSOR

2022 TEAM SPONSORS

OVER FIFTEEN YEARS OF INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

"When we do things for others, we unknowingly make assumptions about what people are capable of, and what they're not capable of. When we do with others, that conversation changes."

Global Autism Project was founded over fifteen years ago, based on the belief local leaders can and will activate change in the world. Check out the #DoWithNotFor movement, created by our founder!


Molly Ola Pinney
Founder, CEO
DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO APPLY!
SkillCorps® Teams travel three times per year | FEBRUARY, JULY, OCTOBER.

ALL 2021 TRIPS have been suspended. Don't miss your chance to travel with us when trips resume in 2022, join the application waitlist today!

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