Global Autism Project

Rating: 5 stars   39 reviews

Issues: Disabilities

Location: 77 Water St. Eighth Floor New York NY 10005 USA

Mission: To build local capacity to provide services to individuals with autism in under-served communities worldwide, and to address the lack of resources and extremely limited understanding of autism that plagues many under-served populations, we partner with autism centers established by local individuals. Our community empowerment model supports systemic change by providing family and community education through workshops and hands-on training. We believe in embracing the talent and resources of the communities we serve by furnishing them with tools that engender self-reliance, sustainable development, and continued innovation. Through this comprehensive, bottom-up approach, it is our vision to build a world in which all individuals affected by autism have access to effective services.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Traveling with an amazing and collaborative Skill Corp Team with a strong courageous leader has been the highlight of my 15+ year career working with children with Autism. The vision and the mission of the organization is not just a string of words, it is a way of life and it is lived and implemented across boarders.

Attention to detail, organization, and an emphasis on team work contribute to making SkillCorp trips to productive, effective, and allow team members to leave as though they have greatly contributed to the mission of the Global Autism Project. It has been an honor and a pleasure to volunteer for this amazing organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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2 people found this review helpful

The SkillCorp trips are an amazing experience that is truly life-changing. The teams are carefully crafted to bring a wide range of skill level together for a common goal. The trip leaders are well traveled and knowledgeable of the different centers. The travel experience was wonderful, accommodations are what to expect with a nonprofit. The people were great, I learned a lot and have life long friends. The fundraising was not easy, 5,000 is a lot of money. I felt there could have been more support during the fundraising process. I would go on another trip and have recommended this organization to friends!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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2 people found this review helpful

The Global Autism Project's mission to provide support to autism centers in developing countries is only the beginning of what this organization does. By providing sustainable training and resources to centers abroad, Global Autism raises awareness, empowers individuals with autism, their families, teachers and sets the precedence for autism treatment internationally.

There are not enough words to express how the Global Autism Project has transformed my life. As a professional, I have a better understanding of how to generalize my skills, be part of a team, and be a leader. My passion was reignited and my professional goals have shifted to continuing to work abroad. On a personal level, I learned a great deal about who I am and the person I want to be. Bonds of friendship were created on a level that runs so deep I consider my team mates family. If I had the opportunity to do it all over again, I would...and I will!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I was fortunate enough to travel to Jakarta Indonesia in June 2015 with this organization. The experience was truly transformative. The work that this organization is doing is so important and it is clear that they live and breathe their mission and vision everyday. The opportunity to travel with professionals who are passionate and to be a part of a movement to create change in countries that need it the most was truely life changing. What I love most about this organization is that they are committed to providing education and services that are sustainable. I am a better person and a better clinician for having been a part of the work they do and traveling with the Global Autism Project.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Global Autism Project is setting the standard for international education and resources for individuals with Autism. My experience with this organization has been beyond amazing, as I know that I have not simply made a 2 week impact--I have been a part of this sustainable movement.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

It is incredibly rare - in an organization - or in a person - to see such a combination of work ethic, adventurous spirit, focus, compassion, and skill. The people of GAP are this magical combination. No nonsense, fun, incredibly smart, loving people with good old fashioned common sense, great instincts, vision. Blessed people who work hard.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Chandigarh, India with the Global Autism Project last summer. The Global Autism Project works with some of the most dedicated and passionate people working with children with autism around the world. The organization's commitment to sustainability by training and working with local individuals is what I love most about GAP. They are truly affecting global change for individuals with autism.

Sharing and exchanging skills and experience in applied behavior analysis and autism with professionals in India was a very cool experience. I'm passionate about ABA and autism, but I also love meeting and learning from people in different cultures. I loved collaborating with the early intervention instructors in India to determine strategies and materials that would be relevant and appropriate for their students. Through this Skillcorps program, the Global Autism Project is building a global network of professionals dedicated to helping every child with autism gain access to effective intervention, regardless of where they are born. Such an awesome mission!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Hello there.

My name is Alex W. Ellis, I mildly on the Aspergers Spectrum, and I work for the Global Autism Project. I was diagnosed with mild Aspergers in the Fall of 1992 when I was 6 years old. Molly O. Pinney is the founder of the Global Autism Project and she is also my supervisor. I have been working for her in this organization from Mar.-May., 2010 and since Nov., 2013. Ever since I've been working for Molly she has shown me some nice and productive things to do as a volunteer. She has shown me how to get along with my co workers and how to work in peers. She has shown me computer skills, and how to mail donor letters to people from Skill Corps. She has also shown me how to deliver things to the post office.

One of my co workers who I like a lot and who volunteers with me is a man named Russell Hornig Rohan. One of my best memories was when Russell and I went to the A.B.A. International Convention at the McCormack Center in Chicago, Illinois in May., 2014. This is basically what I do at the Global Autism Project and I really enjoy working here.

 
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I always wanted to travel the world and create meaningful changes using the skills i learned and the science i love, Global Autism Project gave me exactly that! as i traveled with them to Nairobi, Kenya last august.

Being an international student living in a foreign country, i am very particular and careful when dealing with people from different backgrounds and cultures. i don't ever want to impose my views, ideas and what i "think is right" to those who do not share mine. Thankfully, this organization shares that and i felt it first hand. we did not go there with a plan to duplicate a pre-selected model. Instead, we observed and worked with what is there already to improve it. it was challenging, exciting, rewarding and a great learning process for everyone involved.

From my short experience with this organization, i can confidently say that creating a sustainable change is possible and is very much beautiful to see! Thank you Global Autism Project for the coolest, most rewarding, adventurous trip so far!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I have been fortunate enough to travel to India this past summer as a SkillCorps member and I am leaving on Friday for the first Dominican Republic trip with the Global Autism Project ever!!! I am so excited. This organization is doing truly amazing things and I am so happy to be even the smallest bit of help in their mission. This organization is so close to my heart. :)

 
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