GIVING KICK-ASS PEEPS FROM OUR COMMUNITY THE SPOTLIGHT.
Let's create a safe space for others to use their voice.
This month we’re recognizing Leticia Toro.
It feels so funny to think about this since my career feels like such a huge part of who I am. I am a Paraguayan immigrant woman in Canada, super passionate, home/family/animal/nature lover. I am a scientist at heart, a dancer, and love a good book, good music, and a cup of hot chocolate on a rainy day with my family.
What do you enjoy?
I really enjoy volunteering. I deeply enjoy teaching and sharing my knowledge of ABA with others. I love seeing the little lightbulb turning on as people learn and grow. Other than that, I enjoy learning myself!!! I always joke that I could be in school forever. I love reading, music, dancing, spending time at home with my family and in nature.
What is your biggest bucket list item?
To open a clinic and bring ABA to my native Paraguay. ABA is not known in many parts of Latin America. My first step has been to create a podcast (KuñABA) in which I have started speaking about ABA , sharing basic information in Spanish. I am not great in social media but can talk for ages, therefore a podcast worked perfectly.
European family vacation!
What is your “why” for being in ABA?
I have a number of why's :) but a couple of my most recent, salient ones are: Creating healthy environments for others (working, living, and learning environments). Also, watching people getting to a place where they believe in themselves, their abilities, feeling great and proud of who they are. This extends from my learners, to parents, and to the staff I work with. ABA gives us the power to empower others, teach them in a way that is so effective that they are fully comfortable in their skills and are able to go on and fulfill their own dreams.