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.


41st Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2015

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Panel #294
CE Offered: BACB
From the Ground Up: Developing an Ethical ABA Center in the Dominican Republic
Monday, May 25, 2015
9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Grand Ballroom C2 (CC)
Area: AUT/TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Kaitlin Maguire, M.Ed.
Chair: Molly Ola (Global Autism Project)
STEPHANIA PATIN (APRENDO Center for Autism and other Developmental)
KARLA DEWINDT (APRENDO Center for Autism and other Developmental Disabilities)
KAITLIN MAGUIRE (Global Autism Project)

When ABA services in a developing country are so limited the need for creating services that are ethical and include best practices are essential. During this panel the audience will learn the steps involved in the process of building an ABA center in the Dominican Republic through a partnership with the Global Autism Project. One of the main objectives in creating local services through an international partnership is to ensure the sustainability of services and the ability to building capacity in the professional field of ABA. Critical components such as the importance of remote supervision provided by a BCBA both in a clinical and administrative setting, therapist training, family intake process and center policies, will be shared with participants. Since autism knows no borders, anyone providing services in an under-served community with the desire to learn and build capacity can very well become a service provider with the right plan and support.

Keyword(s): autism, ethical dissemination, international service, organization collaborations



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