2000: Liliana Mayo

Dr. Liliana Mayo has spent decades applying behavior analysis techniques to the development of functional programs to educate people with different abilities, especially those with the most severe limitations. She is founder and director of Centro Ann Sullivan del Perú (CASP), which serves more than 300 people with special abilities and their families, and educates more than 1,000 parents and professionals annually throughout Peru and Latin America. Dr. Mayo was the president of the Applied Behavior Analysis Association of Peru from 1975–1983 and the chair of the ABAI International Committee from 1994–1997. She has been invited to present her work in many countries across the world. She is a professor at four leading universities in Lima, Peru and a courtesy professor at the University of Kansas. Among her numerous awards are the Peruvian Professional Excellence Award, Rotary International Paul Harris Award, Cuban Medal of Honor, Regional Alcatel Award for Technical Innovation, the Peruvian College of Psychology award for educational contributions, and the Queen Sofia of Spain award for her national and international contributions.


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