Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Below is a list of frequently asked questions we receive at CASP, grouped by areas of interest. Clicking on the question takes you to the answer. Alternatively, you can download a list of Frequently Asked Questions in PDF format.

For more information please contact us by E-mail or phone.
  • General Information

  • What does "CASP" stand for?
    CASP are the initials of our name: Centro Ann Sullivan del Peru.

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  • What is the e-mail of CASP?
    We prefer if you write to us using the e-mail contact form on our web site. You can also use our general e-mail: annsullivan@annsullivanperu.org

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  • What are the phones of CASP?
    Phone: (+51-1) 514-7100
    Phone: (+51-1) 263 6296
    Fax: (+51-1) 263 1237

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  • What is the address of CASP?
    Centro Ann Sullivan del Perú (CASP)
    Calle Petronila Alvarez 180
    Urb. Pando 5a Etapa
    San Miguel, Lima 32 - Perú

    By the 16th block of Av. La Marina and the 7th block of Av. Universitaria

    (see Maps & Driving Directions)


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  • What are the hours of operation?
    Monday through Friday, 8AM-12:00PM, 1:30PM-5:00PM (Lima, GMT - 5:00)

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  • When and by whom was CASP founded?
    Centro Ann Sullivan del Peru (CASP) was founded on August 20, 1979 by Liliana Mayo, Ph.D. (see Our History)

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  • Why the name "Ann Sullivan"?
    Our founder, Liliana Mayo, Ph.D., named CASP "Ann Sullivan" in honor of Anne Sullivan Macy, the teacher of Helen Keller, an internationally known author with deafblindness. (see Our History)

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  • Why does CASP use the term "people with different abilities" instead of "disabled"?
    We use the term "people with different abilities" created by Judith LeBlanc, Ph.D., of the University of Kansas in 1998, because this phrase focuses on a person's abilities rather than their limitations. We believe that the way we describe people greatly influences our thinking and attitude towards these people and consequently, how society responds to them. (See "People with different abilities")

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  • Is CASP a state institution?
    CASP is not a state institution. We are a private, nonprofit, educational organization based in Lima, Peru.

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  • Is there another CASP location other than in Lima, Peru?
    There is only one Centro Ann Sullivan del Peru (CASP), in the district of San Miguel, Lima, Peru.

    However, there are a group of educational centers around the world that have been trained by CASP. (See Agreements with Educational Centers)

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  • How can I keep up to date on CASP activities?
    Very easy. Subscribe for free to our Newsletter by E-mail. We also have a Public Calendar. You can also join us on Facebook.

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  • Student & Family Programs

  • Do parents & siblings receive training at CASP?
    At CASP, Families participate as team members with professionals in the educational process of their children. We believe that family involvement in education is vital so that a person with different abilities can generalize what they learn in CASP to all their environments. The siblings of our students also participate in training sessions since they are 4 years old. (see Family Training Program)

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  • Does CASP offer any international student & family programs?
    CASP offers the International Intensive School for Families Program, for families that live in countries other than Peru. The program offers intensive individualized training for the student and the family for a period of time ranging between 2 weeks and 1 month. The educational program is prepared according to the educational needs and behavior of each student. We also offer follow up services over telephone and via the Internet to ensure continuity in the student's education and achievement of objectives.

    Since the program started in 1999, we have trained 31 students and their families from Bolivia, Brasil, Ecuador, Germany, Guatemala, Japan, Nicaragua, Panama, Sweden, Switzerland & the USA.

    For more information please contact us via e-mail or phone. (see International Intensive School for Families)


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  • International Professional Programs

  • What is the International Internship Program?
    It's a service offered to professionals from around the world to attend CASP for a period of time to be trained in Our Philosophy, the procedures used in our various Student & Family Programs, so that they can adapt it and apply it to their own programs and institutions.

    • Since our Internship Program started, we have trained over 160 professionals from 19 countries, and 206 professionals from 21 Peruvian provinces.

    For more information please contact us via e-mail or phone. (see International Internship Program)

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  • Does CASP offer training for educational organizations?
    CASP provides training to organizations and institutions from all over the world with emphasis on developing their own educational program based on the CASP model and adapting it according to their needs and culture.

    For more information please contact us via e-mail or phone. (see Training Program for Organizations)

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  • What is a CASP Facilitator?
    A CASP Facilitator is a person identified as a local leader who has the motivation to make a difference in the lives of people with different abilities and their families, and who coordinates the activities of the CASP Distance Education Program in their community.

    For more information please contact us via e-mail or phone. (see Distance Education)

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  • How to Help

  • We would like to make a donation? What is the process?
    Thank you for your interest in helping our cause. You can donate to CASP by check or credit card (through PayPal). Please see the How to Help section for detailed information.

    *Any donation made by check or by credit card (through PayPal) will be collected by CASI (Center Ann Sullivan International, Inc.), a nongovernmental 501 (c) in the United States that supports Centro Ann Sullivan del Peru (CASP). As such, any donation that is made in the USA is tax deductible in that country.

    For more information please contact us via e-mail or phone. (see How to Help)

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  • About this site

  • Who designed this site?
    Our website was designed by Alonso Mayo.

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  • Why do some pages look strange or why do photos and videos fail to play?
    Make sure you are using the updated version of your web browser. Here the links to the most popular browsers:
    Furthermore, to see photos on Flickr albums and videos on YouTube players you must install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

    If the problem persists, please let us know the details by e-mail.

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