Association for Behavior Analysis International

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Seventh International Conference; Merida, Mexico; 2013

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Symposium #22
CE Offered: BACB
International Service Delivery: Views from Both sides
Monday, October 7, 2013
12:30 PM–1:50 PM
Yucatan III (Fiesta Americana)
Area: CSE/AUT; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
Chair: Ann B Beirne (Global Autism Project)
Discussant: Ann B Beirne (Global Autism Project)
CE Instructor: Ann B Beirne, M.A.

For the past 10 years, the Global Autism Project has been providing training to autism centers around the world. In this symposium, we will discuss what has worked well and where we have had challenges along the way. Speakers from the Global Autism Project as well as our service partners will speak about the particular challenges of working with individuals with autism in their home countries. In addition, we will discuss various models of international training and how we have built collaborative and sustainable partnerships. Presenters will offer suggestions to those working cross-culturally in other countries as well as with culturally diverse clientele here in the U.S. Time will be reserved for attendees to ask questions.

Keyword(s): culture, dissemination, staff training
Bienvenidos: Working in Lima
Abstract: Working with individuals with autism has particular challenges in every culture. Our service partners have met these challenges as leaders of Alcanzado in Lima, Peru. They will discuss the challenges of working in their home countries, as well as dissemination and outreach.

The Traveling Behavior Analyst: Meeting the Challenge of international Work

ANN B BEIRNE (Global Autism Project)

Visiting another culture can always be challenging, and even more so if you are providing training. Volunteers from the Global Autism Project's SkillCorps program will speak about these particular challenges and ways to meet them when providing training in other cultures and when working with culturally diverse clientele locally


International Training Models

MOLLY OLA PINNEY (Global Autism Project)

The dissemination of behavior analysis is one of our obligations as behavior analysts. This presentation focuses on the models commonly used by international non-governmental organizations. The specifics of each model is explained along with advantages and disadvantages of each model. The focus is on models which have the greatest chance of providing lasting behavior change on the part of participants and that demonstrate the greatest cultural sensitivity.




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