Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

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Panel #245
International Service Delivery from Both Sides
Sunday, May 25, 2014
3:00 PM–3:50 PM
W193b (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Area: TBA/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Kaitlin McGuire (Global Autism Project)
SHINTA BARASA (Autism Care Indonesia)
MAPY CUETO (Alcanzando)
MARISSA SALAT (Global Autism Project)
Abstract: There are currently only 54 countries in the world in which BCBAs live and work. This leaves 139 countries without BCBAs, and the majority of them do not have access to BCBA training programs. This drastically compromises the quality of services available for individuals with autism in other parts of the world, particularly in under-resourced countries. As behavior analysts and clinicians, it is our imperative to disseminate the best possible information and services for individuals with autism. These services are best performed at a local level, by individuals living and working in the culture of their clients. Given the lack of access to training, international partnerships between local individuals in other countries and behavior analytic organizations in the United States are often critical to the dissemination of behavior analysis. This presentation focuses on successful international partnerships, including how they are formed and the benefits to both partners. Drawing on information from partnerships with Peru, India, Indonesia, Kenya, and the Dominican Republic, this presentation discusses perspectives on ABA training from both the providers and the recipients.



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