Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis InternationalĀ® (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.


43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

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Symposium #376
CE Offered: BACB — 
Behavior Analysis: Present Status of the Field in Latin America and Where We are Going
Monday, May 29, 2017
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 1C/D
Area: DDA/TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Mapy Chavez Cueto (Alcanzando)
CE Instructor: Mapy Chavez Cueto, Ph.D.

Professionals working on the Behavior Analysis field in Latin America come together to share their experience and objetives for the future.

Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): autism, latin america, spanish, staff training

Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism in Latin America

ANTUANETE CHAVEZ (Alcanzando, Inc.), Sandra Granados (Alcanzando, Inc.), Lorena Vera (Alcanzando, Inc.), Patricia Rojas (Alcanzando, Inc.), Mapy Chavez Cueto (Alcanzando, Inc.)

Alcanzando is a not for profit organization that provides educational services based on the principles of applied behavior analysis to children with autism around the Spanish speaking world. This presentation is meant to share the data from their services over the last 8 years, to discuss ethical and cultural issues that had been encountered, as well as the solutions that have been and continue to be implemented. Data regarding acquisition of skills by students as well as staff will be shared.


Using Behavior Analysis to Prepare Children With Disabilities in Cusco, Peru for a Successful Future

Celeste Marion (Executive Director of Manos Unidas Peru), BELEN RODRIGUEZ (Alcanzando), Mapy Chavez Cueto (Alcanzando)

Manos Unidas Peru is a registered Peruvian non-profit organization founded in 2008 as the first and only private/non-for-profit school for special education in Cusco, Peru. Today Manos Unidas Peru consists of three programs: ?Camino Nuevo? el Centro de Educacion Basica Especial Particular (est. 2009), The Inclusion Project for children in traditional classrooms (est. 2011), ?Phawarispa? vocational training program (est. 2014). This presentation is meant to share data regarding the obstacles encountered as well as roads to success built in these 8 years. Pre and post data of our students will be shared.


Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism: Our Experience in Ecuador

MARIA CHANG (Centro Enigma), Mapy Chavez Cueto (Alcanzando), Antuanete Chavez (Alcanzando)

Centro Enigma is the first educational center founded in Ecuador to provide behavior analytic services to children in the Autism Spectrum. This presentation will discuss the Ethical and Cultural considerations as well as barriers we have encountered when providing services en Ecuador. Data from the programs for our students as well as staff will be shared.




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