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.


42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

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Panel #434
Sustainable Interventions: From Both Sides
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Roosevelt, Hyatt Regency, Bronze East
Area: AUT/TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Michelle L Zube (Caldwell College)
NOOR YOUNUS SYED (Teachers College, Columbia University)
EMILY BOSHKOFF (Global Autism Project)
MAHARANI PUTRI (Hi5 for Special Needs Children)

The Global Autism Project, headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, partners with individual centers for children with autism in the under-served communities of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Jakarta, Indonesia, Nairobi, Kenya, and Chandigarh, India. The Global Autism Project specifically partners with centers run by local individuals who seek to establish evidenced-based behavior analytic principles to schooling for those in need. There are currently 70 million people in the world with autism, 85% living in developing countries without access to proper treatment and where limited understanding of autism spectrum disorder is evident. Instead of giving centers resources the Project uses a bottom-up approach to work alongside the centers, helping them to develop tools allowing for self-reliance and sustainability. While the Global Autism Project offers training for BCBA Supervision, a training protocol for the teachers in these centers is emergent. This paper outlines a behavior analytic teacher training protocol developed with the Centre in Jakarta allowing teachers to create tools evaluating parent workshop effectiveness and subsequently analyzing data. This study is pioneer in behavioral research with therapists that work with children with special needs in under-served communities in under-resourced communities and is the beginning of teacher training protocols that will be used around the world.

Keyword(s): autism, international training, training protocols



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