Opening the world's eyes to autism
Organized by: Loreley Aldana Curdi
I have a bachelor degree in psychology from Florida International University and I am currently working on my Master degree on counseling and mental health with a concentration on applied behavior analysis. I am a behavioral therapist (ABA therapist) What I do for living is my passion, I work one on one with children with disabilities, with a major focus on children diagnosed with autism. Autism is a disorder that it develops in early childhood with difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and behavior. I have registered for a voluteering program called Global Autism Project. It is a volunteering abroad for ABA therapists like myself to travel to countries like Dominican Republic, India, Kenya, and others to teach and share our skills in the field. The goal is to have as many countries as possible open to all the skills and knowledge there is to teach behavior to children with autism. I want to be able to demonstrate and teach what I do for living in the United States with the training and experience I have to make a difference in other countries. I want for all children on the autism spectrum to be able to learn and be independent, I want to help not only the children but also their families. I want to make a difference.