Abstract: Behavior analytic services have been almost non-existent in Puerto Rico until recently. Although some organizations have used the term "ABA therapy" as part of their services, in most cases, these have not been provided by Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Colleges and universities in the island do not offer behavior analysis as a field of study. Health insurance providers do not recognize ABA therapy as an alternative of service for their clients. Many parents of children with autism have not heard of this therapy either. Developing behavior analytic services in the island will require a great effort and energy in order to educate parents, agencies, and the general public in what ABA is and how it can make a difference by transforming lives. Steps have been taken in this direction, bringing hope to many families looking for effective interventions.
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