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CHIP International's presentations and training in Senegal have resulted in various contacts/ partners who have requested the inclusion of ABA-VB training in their projects:

The Senegalese Ministry of Health - the Director of Health at the Ministry would like to collaborate with CHIP International

Action Social - a government entity within the Ministry of Health which has 46 centers throughout Senegal for the handicapped

National Association of Pediatrics in Senegal - for more presentations on autism and its diagnosis Centre de Travailleurs Sociaux et Educateurs Speciaux - a 3-year international school for community workers which would like to develop their mental health department and add on a course in autism Centre Talibou Dabou - a center of over 120 children who are physically and mentally handicapped, with 2 autistic children, who would like to be a pilot project over the next year.
Special Olympics (Senegal) - a group financed by Eunice Shriver Foundation with centers throughout Senegal, mainly for physically and mentally challenged adults.
Centre d'Aminata M'Baye - a center with over 100 mentally-challenged children, 19 of whom are autistic. 

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CHIP International's presentations and training in Senegal have resulted in various contacts/ partners who have requested the inclusion of ABA-VB training in their projects:

The Senegalese Ministry of Health - the Director of Health at the Ministry would like to collaborate with CHIP International

Action Social - a government entity within the Ministry of Health which has 46 centers throughout Senegal for the handicapped

National Association of Pediatrics in Senegal - for more presentations on autism and its diagnosis Centre de Travailleurs Sociaux et Educateurs Speciaux - a 3-year international school for community workers which would like to develop their mental health department and add on a course in autism Centre Talibou Dabou - a center of over 120 children who are physically and mentally handicapped, with 2 autistic children, who would like to be a pilot project over the next year.
Special Olympics (Senegal) - a group financed by Eunice Shriver Foundation with centers throughout Senegal, mainly for physically and mentally challenged adults.
Centre d'Aminata M'Baye - a center with over 100 mentally-challenged children, 19 of whom are autistic. 

February 2013

Hospital-based workshop on ABA-VB for 30 participants, including professionals from mauritania, France, congo and Burkina Faso

Thiaroye, Senegal

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CHIP International Workshops and Presentations Timeline:

Our primary focus in Senegal is now on a single center which has been working with CHIP International from the beginning: Centre d' Aminata M'Baye. This is a private center which has been built from scratch with minimal outside financing by a very dynamic director. Parents pay a small monthly stipend. The director has been managing the Center for over 10 years and has yearly Open Houses and community activities in an accepting environment, interns from Europe, and buses for trips within and outside Dakar. The Center is modest but inviting and warm; the teachers have individual plans for each child and they meet with the parents. It is well-structured: 15 classrooms (8-10 in a class) as well as classes for vocational studies: a beauty salon, a leather shop, a wood-making shop. There is also a small garden and a basketball/soccer area.

The Director followed CHIP International's training in January 2012 and then again in Nov. 2012 with 3 of his teachers. The Centre had no autistic children at the time of our first meeting because as he stated, they did not know how to manage the autistic child. Returning in February 2013, we were proudly shown two classrooms (one for learning disabilities; one for autistic children) and he announced that the Center now had 7 autistic children. This was a direct result of CHIP International's training program. The Center had 19 autistic children as of October 2014, and the number keeps growing.
Click here for our planned projects in Senegal

The next country focus for CHIP International is Ghana. CHIP International conducted a highly successful training workshop with the University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences (UCCSMS) in November, 2014. The workshop included professionals, para-professionals, parents and children from autism centers across the country. Also attending were practitioners from the Cape Coast Regional Hospital and from Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital - the primary public hospital in the country.
Click here for more on the workshop

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CHIP International Presentations and Timelines:

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June 2013

Autism presentation to 35 pediatricians, doctors, directors of centers and government officials at the University of Dakar. Additional meetings with the first physical therapist in Senegal, the Director of Action Social (a branch of the Ministry of Health responsible for the handicapped), the Director of Centre des Travailleurs Sociaux et Educateurs Speciaux, and with the Centre Talibou Dabo.

Dakar, Senegal

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February 2013

Private training for Dr. I. Ba (Senegal) and Dr. Diagana (Mauritania) on autism diagnosis using the MChat, CARS and Vineland tests. Also met with the only hospital neurologist and the President of the National Association of Pediatricians to determine dates and organization of presentation on "Identification of Autism and its Diagnosis at the University of Dakar. 

​Dakar, Senegal

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October 2012

2-day training on Curriculum Development for 50 professionals (many of whom attended the January 2012 workshop)

Dakar, Senegal

April 2011

Presentation by Stamatios Gianoumis with Mary Diop to 150 participants from West Africa at the first International conference on Autism in West Africa

Accra, Ghana

January 2012

5-day training on ABA and Verbal Behavior in conjunction with the Government of Senegal's provision for "inclusive education". 100 individuals attended, and 62 completed all workships. The training was organized in part with the First Lady of Senegal, the Minister of Education, and a Senator.

​Dakar, Senegal

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March 2014

Meetings with various centers for autism and special needs children in preparation for a training program at the University of Cape Coast. Met with Dr. Badoe, the only neurologist in the country currently handling all autism referrals, as well as with the Vice-Dean and faculty heads of the School of Medical Sciences, and with the Head Pediatrician at he Cape Coast Regional Hospital

Accra, Ghana

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October 2013

5-day training on ABA & ABA-VB for three days with a practicum for two days. 35 teachers and professionals from Centre d'Aminata M'Baye and 20 others from various centers in Senegal

Dakar, Senegal

RECENT EVENTS

Our primary focus in Senegal is now on a single center which has been working with CHIP International from the beginning: Centre d' Aminata M'Baye. This is a private center which has been built from scratch with minimal outside financing by a very dynamic director. Parents pay a small monthly stipend. The director has been managing the Center for over 10 years and has yearly Open Houses and community activities in an accepting environment, interns from Europe, and buses for trips within and outside Dakar. The Center is modest but inviting and warm; the teachers have individual plans for each child and they meet with the parents. It is well-structured: 15 classrooms (8-10 in a class) as well as classes for vocational studies: a beauty salon, a leather shop, a wood-making shop. There is also a small garden and a basketball/soccer area.

The Director followed CHIP International's training in January 2012 and then again in Nov. 2012 with 3 of his teachers. The Centre had no autistic children at the time of our first meeting because as he stated, they did not know how to manage the autistic child. Returning in February 2013, we were proudly shown two classrooms (one for learning disabilities; one for autistic children) and he announced that the Center now had 7 autistic children. This was a direct result of CHIP International's training program. The Center had 19 autistic children as of October 2014, and the number keeps growing.
Click here for our planned projects in Senegal

The next country focus for CHIP International is Ghana. CHIP International conducted a highly successful training workshop with the University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences (UCCSMS) in November, 2014. The workshop included professionals, para-professionals, parents and children from autism centers across the country. Also attending were practitioners from the Cape Coast Regional Hospital and from Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital - the primary public hospital in the country.
Click here for more on the workshop

​​​AUTISM in AFRICA: 

Awareness and Action

because it takes a village

April 2011

Three workshops on autism and ABA attended by 120 parents and professionals

Dakar, Senegal

November 2013

Presentation on CHIP International's work on autism with a cultural perspective to a freshman class of 30 at the NYU Global Public Health Dept.

New York, USA

November 2014

1st Autism Training Workshop in Cape Coast, Ghana held in conjunction with the University of Cape Coast. The highly successful 4-day program on diagnosis and ABA training was attended by a total of over 200 professionals, teachers, doctors, parents and care-givers from across the country

Accra, Ghana