On September 3rd, a group of five individuals from Turkmenistan, and two translators, came to LaSalle School as part of their 18 day tour of the United States. Albany hosted them for four days. This International Visitor Leadership Program, designed to build capacity, brought this diverse group of Turkmenistan leaders together.
Their time at LaSalle was spent meeting with program leaders in an effort to learn about how clinicians work with special needs populations. An overview of our programs was presented followed by a question and answer session, and campus tour. In addition, the Asian group received various handouts regarding our services, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and the Service Outcomes Action Research (SOAR) project. It was a lively exchange, and they were most appreciative of our efforts.
Turkmenistan is one of the Turkic states located in Central Asia. It is bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the northeast and east, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south and southwest, and the Caspian Sea to the west.