Centro Ann Sullivan del Perú
|Type||Special Education School, International Research & Training Center|
|Key people||Liliana Mayo
Judith M. LeBlanc
|Focus(es)||autism, down syndrome & developmental disabilities|
|Motto||Together making possible the impossible|
Centro Ann Sullivan del Perú (CASP) is a non-profit organization based in Lima, Perú that provides services to individuals with a wide range of developmental disabilities including autism and Down syndrome, as well as their families.
Centro Ann Sullivan del Perú was founded in 1979 by Liliana Mayo and named after Helen Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan. The Center follows the general guidelines of Applied behavior analysis through their own methodology, the Functional natural curriculum, which was developed along with consultant Judith M. LeBlanc. The Center currently serves 400 students in its campus in the San Miguel District of Lima.
Centro Ann Sullivan del Perú’s student programs include early childhood intervention, preschool, school, vocational instruction, supported employment and inclusion. All programs put heavy emphasis on family training and participation, and include activities like school of parents, in-house training and sibling education.
The Center also serves as an international research and training site for professionals. It currently has formal cooperation agreements and study-abroad programs with the University of Kansas and the University of Georgia. There are special education schools that have fully implemented it’s methodology in Brazil and Spain.
The Center's goal for its students is not only to be integrated in schools and jobs, but to achieve a full integration into family and social activities, an "integration into life" 
The educational approach of the Center is based on their motto "Treat me like a Person".
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- Official site of Centro Ann Sullivan del Perú
- Council for Exceptional Children, International Programs
- KU Office of Study Abroad, Peruvian Culture and Disability
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- Ashoka, Innovators for the Public
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- CASP Goals and Mission