During the past 2015 the apps developed by Planeta Imaginario Foundation have been used by thousands of users, who emphasize their high functionality for children with autism to learn. These apps are based in ABA methodology and focused in developing social and language skills.
As a result of this growing interest, the website Autism Speaks gives us recognition, recommending Abaplanet as a platform that helps the development of language skills, both for children with ASD and children other learning disorders.
The training department of Planeta Imaginario Foundation closes the year 2015 with a very positive balance with the training activities developed during last year, focused in ABA methodology for children with autism.
During the last year there have been a total number of 15 workshops in cities as Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Malaga, Ibiza and others abroad like Argentina, United States or Chile. Concurrently, Planeta Imaginario Training has stablished agreements with universities as the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the International University of Catalonia and the University of Seville.
The staff of Fundación Planeta Imaginario wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We will continue adding to that 2016 is a great year for all who confide in the Fundacion Planeta Imaginario.
Planeta Imaginario Foundation took part in the Conference about Autism Spectrum Disorder organized by Psicocat Orientació organization from Martorell and in collaboration with ASSOTEA and l'Ajutament de Martorell.
Lots of reference professionals from the ASD field attended the event, such as Berta Salvado (Neuropsychologist and Director of COADI), Jose Manuel Segundo (Psychologist and Training Director of Specialistern), as well as CIEL center, represented by Dr. Gladys Williams’ team. The two-day conference ended with Víctor Rodríguez, Director of Planeta Imaginario Foundation, who made an introduction to theoretical and practical bases in language development and socialization for kids with autism.
The aim of this conference was giving a general vision about Autism Spectrum Disorder, detection, diagnose orientation and intervention.
Planeta Imaginario Foundation keeps growing, and this year we have established a new collaboration agreement with Dinamiks Education and Leisure. We are taking part in one of the activities that Dinamiks offers with social commitment, BTTEA.
This activity has the goal of bringing sports to kids with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) through bicycle, enhancing their autonomy, self-esteem and developing their psychomotor skills, while enjoying sports and bicycle in an inclusive way.
The aim of this project is creating a learning methodology based on ABA for all those kids with ASD who want to learn riding a bike.
Planeta Imaginario Foundation took a new training program in the USA, at the Lovaas Institute of Minnesota. Víctor Rodríguez, Foundation’s Director, visited the center, managed by Eric Larsson, President with Honours of the Planeta Imaginario Foundation and CEO at Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention.
As every year, the Foundation gets updated by doing training with Eric Larsson’s team, with the goal of updating ABA procedures we use. It is a pleasure knowing we have the opportunity of being trained by the main reference center in the world.
Concurrently, Planeta Imaginario Foundation was invited to take part at “Autism Law Summit” organized by Autism Speak. This event had the aim of spreading the need to make legal changes that promote grants on ABA treatments for kids with ASD.
Recently, Planeta Imaginario Apps have been invited to take part in a global event, as Gamification World Awards, which awards prizes each year in recognition of the best 'gamification' projects and their creators.
Gamification, is based on introduction of game-like design and mechanics, used in non-game contexts, aiming to boost motivation, focusing, effort and engagement towards a task in pursuit of achieving certain objectives.
Planeta Imaginario Foundation wants to welcome our new internship students for this year 2015-2016.
As every year, it is a pleasure for Planeta Imaginario staff to help complementing professional's background who come to the Foundation as their internship center.
Currently, the Foundation admit students from different centers and Universities, such as Autonomous University of Barcelona (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Complutense University of Madrid (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), University of Sevilla and Open University of Catalonia (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya).
Planeta Imaginario Foundation starts this 2015-2016 season a very special collaboration with ENTI, School of New Interactive Technologies. ENTI, ascribed center to University of Barcelona, offers degrees and master degrees related to new technologies, and trains their students in games and other applications creation.
These programmes are specially focused on games oriented towards social causes, to learn while playing, games reinforcing good habits and supporting disadvantaged or needy minorities.
Past august 14th and 15th took place at Universidad de Palermo (UP), Buenos Aires, the TECTEA 2015 meeting, which was about technology applied to improve the quality of life of those suffering Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
It was attended by international professionals, who shared the last novelties, research and experiences, with the objective of improving actual tools, helping to spread its benefits for their rapid incorporation into classrooms along educative and clinical centers.