The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
In many parts of the world there is an extremely limited understanding of autism. Many communities and rural villages in developing countries lack adequate resources and are often unaware the disorder exists, even though it is occurring in children a... Read more
In many parts of the world there is an extremely limited understanding of autism. Many communities and rural villages in developing countries lack adequate resources and are often unaware the disorder exists, even though it is occurring in children and adults around them. People see the symptoms and effects of autism, but often don't know what is wrong or how to help.
Our goal is to provide these communities with a greater understanding of autism, its effects, and ways to manage its effects. Through outreach, education, and support, individuals with autism in developing countries around the world will be better understood, accepted, and integrated into their respective communities. Understanding of autism can positively affect families, schools, and the societies as a whole.
Knowledge for People’s volunteers visit these communities and provide hands on evidence based trainings tailored to their needs including didactic workshops as well as instruction of practical application of interventions.
Our vision stretches from local to global. We strive to serve individuals with autism around the world by enabling and empowering the organizations, providers and loved ones and communities to serve, support and advocate for this unique special needs population. Globally, we strive to change people’s understanding of autism by visiting communities around the world via an international network and community of traveling, qualified, volunteers who carry out our mission.