Claire Shrader is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Pre-Occupational Therapy major at Mississippi College, she is studying abroad in Buenos Aires this semester.
In this week's post, Claire starts her internship at the Brincar Foundation and tells us more about the work they do for children with autism in Buenos Aires.
Today has been an exciting week, because not only did my classes begin, but so did my internship! I have the incredible opportunity to intern at Fundación Brincar por un Autismo Feliz (or, in English, Brincar Foundation for a happy life with Autism) here in Buenos Aires.
Headed out on the first day of my internship.
It’s simply a dream come true. Children with Autism end up left out of educational, social, and work opportunities often here, and Brincar provides for them what so often the government cannot. Brincar actually means "to jump," and it has that name because jumping is one way these kids express joy. Brincar was founded by two mothers who have kids with autism who wanted to create something better for their kids. The foundation focuses on providing kids and young adults with opportunities to engage with the community through art workshops, swimming classes, music workshops, etc... They also provide them with opportunities for job training through a cooking workshop and a t-shirt design workshop.Continue Reading