Who We Are

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Location

Our work is situated in the Senegalese capital of Dakar, the largest urban area in the country. Currently, there are no other known existing therapeutic programs exclusively tailored for autistic individuals in Senegal, though several programs, schools, and organizations do exist for children with special needs. Our ABA program is the first of its kind in this locale.

Adair Cardon, M.Sc. BCBA IBA

Currently: BCBA- and IBA-certified (Sept 2019) and supervising a small team of entry-level interventionists in Dakar.

BACB certificate #: 1-19-37177

Washington State Licensure #: BA 61126356

 

Education:

M.Sc. Cross-Cultural Psychology (Brunel University London)

BS Psychology (University of Washington)

Level II Pivotal Response Training (Koegel Autism Consultants)

Certificate in ABA (UC Santa Barbara Extension)

Adair Cardon is originally from Seattle, Washington. She has held several roles within the autism field in the United States and England, including research assistant and coordinator within ABA and genetics studies, interventionist/behavior technician in the clinic and school settings, and camp counselor. She is passionate about addressing cultural factors that may affect intervention and detection of autism.

Below: Adair and Ben Reiman discuss ABA Senegal's origins and practice in podcast Behaviour Speak.

Paper:

Cardon, A. & Marshall, T. (2020). To raise a child with autism spectrum disorder: A qualitative, comparative study of parental experiences in the United States and Senegal. Transcultural Psychiatry, 58(3). doi: 10.1177/1363461520953342

Click here to read online.