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 #457
Step-by-Step: Lessons Learned From a Decade of International Service Delivery
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Randolph, Hyatt Regency, Bronze East
Area: AUT/CSE; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Molly Ola Pinney (Global Autism Project)
KARLA DEWINDT (APRENDO Center for Autism and other Developmental Disabilities)
JOE MWENDA (Kaizora Consultants)

International service delivery for individuals with autism varies in relevance, mode of delivery, and ethical considerations. This panel highlights individuals working in Kenya, India, and the Dominican Republic with children with autism and their respective partnerships with the Global Autism Project. Each partnership is unique in terms of methods and expected outcomes. While some partners have worked with the Global Autism Project for behavior analytic dissemination for over five years, others have only been partners for months. Lessons learned, challenges, and successes with long-standing partners will be discussed as well as systems currently in place that dispel many of the challenges faced in the infancy of the Global Autism Project. There are systems in place to prevent attrition, to ensure dissemination within communities, and combat local prejudice about service delivery. What works for autism treatment around the world varies by geography, culture, and climate; our partners will attest to the challenges faced within their communities and how those are both unique and archetypal within the field.

Keyword(s): collaborative model, international collaboration, international training, service differentiation



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