Alcanzando Inc. provides screening, diagnostic and direct services to Spanish-speaking children with developmental delays and/or Autism and their families around the world. Using a Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Intervention model, mediated by parents, and conducted via telehealth, we are able to bring direct services to children, families, and professionals regardless of their geographical location.
All services are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and are individualized for each child. Training other professionals, and working on autism awareness, understanding and the development of laws and policies for better provision of services for these children is also part of our work.
One main focus is promoting awareness of Autism, early diagnosis and the positive impact of intensive early intervention for children between the ages of 2 months and 5 years old. We do this through virtual workshops and webinars open to parents, professionals and the community at large.
Every family that contacts us is given a no-cost initial consultation to gather information about their child’s needs, and identify if diagnostic and direct services are needed. Those with such a need go onto a full diagnostic evaluation, followed by a week-long Parent Training Program, and begin receiving services under our Early Intervention Mediated by Parents Program, during which we give the family the strategies and consultation needed so that they can use everyday experiences to provide their child with that environment rich in interaction, communication and support, minute by minute, throughout the day, thus reaching the level of intensity and quality of intervention that will lead to significant gains for the child.
In 2019 we held the First Research Based Autism Conference in South America. Some of the countries the families we serve today live in are Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Colombia, England, and Spain, just to name a few.
Through our work we are changing the way autism is understood, lowering the age of identification, and start of services, and through research-based direct services, helping each child with autism reach their full potential.
Your monetary contributions allow us to provide direct services to Spanish-speaking children with developmental delays and/or within the autism spectrum and their families around the world, families who otherwise would be unable to access those services.