Commitment to Action

Global Autism Service Training Program (GASTP)

Commitment by

Autism Speaks

In 2009, the Global Autism Service Training Program (GASTP) committed to bring community-based autism services to millions of individuals with autism and their families worldwide. To fulfill this goal, GASTP adapted standardized screening and diagnostic instruments to accurately identify autism in various cultural contexts and worked with national planning groups to set goals for impact and provide technical assistance for autism support, enhancing access to autism services around the world. As part of this effort, GASTP launched the first-ever autism service training program in Tirana, Albania in partnership with the Albanian Children's Foundation & Vodafone, and held a three day training workshop in Mexico City, Mexico. Over 60 professionals attended. GASTP is in the process of organizing similar training programs is in Bangladesh, the Philippines, Qatar, and South Africa.

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Commitment

Global Autism Service Training Program (GASTP)

Launched

2009

Est. Duration

4 Years

Estimated Total Value

$8,000,000

Region

Europe, Asia, Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

ALBANIA, BANGLADESH, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, BRAZIL, CHILE, CHINA, CROATIA, ETHIOPIA, INDIA, IRELAND

Commitment by

Autism Speaks

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Albanian Children Foundation, Shafallah Center, American Academy of Pediatrics, Clinica Mexicana de Autismo, Sangath Center