Centro Ann Sullivan del Perú (CASP) is a nonprofit educational organization created in Peru in 1979 by Liliana Mayo Ph.D., to serve the community of people with different abilities (such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy or developmental delay) and their families.
CASP provides a comprehensive educational system which includes programs that span the life of their students. CASP has grown to become an international model center of inclusion, education, training and research with the following objectives:
- To include people with different abilities into life (home, school, work and community) and to prepare them to be independent, productive and happy.
- To educate their families so that they can be the best parents/teachers.
- To train professionals around the world in the CASP Philosophy and teaching method: the Functional-Natural Curriculum.
- To conduct research to identify functional teaching procedures.
- Each year, CASP educates over 430 students in their educational programs, from babies to adults.
- CASP currently has more than 100 people with different abilities included in more than 30 real workplaces in Lima and other Peruvian provinces.
- CASP currently has more than 50 children and youths included full-time in 41 regular education schools (kindergarten, primary and secondary).
- The families of the students receive 171 hours of training per year.
- Through the Distance Education Program, CASP has trained more than 10,000 families and professionals in 63 cities of Perú, and in 9 countries in America and Europe.
- Through the International Internship Program, we have trained over 160 professionals from 19 countries, and 206 professionals from 21 Peruvian provinces.
- CASP has exported their model to 8 schools in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala and Spain.