Support Therapy for Autistic Children in Senegal

by Develop Africa, Inc.
Support Therapy for Autistic Children in Senegal
Support Therapy for Autistic Children in Senegal
Support Therapy for Autistic Children in Senegal
Support Therapy for Autistic Children in Senegal

Project Report | Nov 27, 2018
The Dakar Team Moves Into New Therapy Space

By Amy M Baty-Herbert | Project Coordinator

Moving in to the new space
Moving in to the new space

Dear Project Supporters,

Your support is continuing to make an impact for Autism therapy in Senegal.  Below is the update submitted from the Dakar Team.

"Since our last report, we have officially moved into our new therapy space and are running after-school therapy sessions! The space is currently in the Senegalese-American Bilingual School (SABS) here in Dakar, thanks to the gracious generosity of their leadership and staff. Our team leaders have taken this opportunity to work on school support for current students, as well as school integration for those who may be ready to start school for the first time. Our hope is that through placement in typical classrooms with children the same age, therapy students will be able to further improve their communication and social skills by learning alongside the school's already-enrolled students (while hopefully making some friends along the way!). A buddy system with a SABS student, as well as a trained therapy "shadow" to accompany them to school, will help make this transition more effective, comfortable, and enjoyable for all. We're looking forward to the next few months as these systems are put in place.

As for our own ever-ongoing training, we are well on our way to finishing ABA coursework as well as keeping in touch with our overseas supervisors. We have begun aiming towards certification in Pivotal Response Training (PRT Level II for now), which is a play-based therapy model that uses ABA and focuses on pivotal elements for children on the spectrum such as initiations, motivation, and self-management. We are hoping to begin steps towards opening our own center once all our training and certifications have been completed in the next year. We thank you for your support and encouragement as we lay our foundations. Stay tuned!"  -The Dakar Team   

Your support has made a difference for students with autism in the Dakar region of Senegal.  We encourage you to start a monthly recurring donation here to continue helping students with Autism in the Dakar region of Senegal.  Even a few dollars a month will go a long way.  Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at


Warm Regards,

The Dakar Team & Develop Africa Team

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Sep 14, 2018
Autism Therapy Report from the Dakar Team

By Amy M Baty-Herbert | Project Coordinator

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Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
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Twitter: @developafrica
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City , Tennessee United States

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