Show Notes

Discover what’s possible when every child becomes your own. 

These next two episodes will highlight our Global Autism Project partner site ASHA, from Bangalore, India. ASHA means “hope” in their local language, and it also stands for Academy for Severe Handicaps and Autism. The Global Autism Project has been partners with ASHA since 2018. 

For almost 20 years, the Global Autism Project has been providing sustainable clinical, administrative, and leadership training to autism centers around the world seeking guidance. Our SkillCorps® volunteer program has been an opportunity for self-advocates and professionals to travel to our international partner sites and collaborate with their local teachers and therapists. 

If you follow our work closely, you may already know that last October we sent 8 teams back in the field for the first time since the start of the pandemic. We were thrilled to see our partners all over the world again!

Our host Rachel led the SkillCorps trip to ASHA and documented some moments throughout the trip. Next week, we'll share stories from our SkillCorps volunteers. 

In today’s episode, you’ll hear excerpts from conversations with ASHA's staff about:

  • Services provided at ASHA

  • Collaboration among local staff 

  • Teaching Indian culture through art, music, and dance

As our organization continues to evolve and innovate, so does our SkillCorps program. We’ve co-created something new and exciting with our community, and we’ll be making some big changes to trips this year. 

If you’d like to be the first to know what SkillCorps will look like in 2023, make sure to join our waitlist at


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